It is estimated that on any given night millions of people around the world have difficulty falling asleep. In the Plantation area alone Dr. Owen, your plantation chiropractor has been helping numerous people get a good night’s sleep for over 20 years. Sleep is more important than most people realize. Aside from not feeling good the next day, not getting over 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep can cause health problems such as:
For over 100 years chiropractors have been helping people get good night’s sleep by balancing the nervous system. Spinal misalignments can put pressure on the nerves often preventing your parasympathetic nervous system (known as your feed and breed system) from working properly. This can result in neck and back pain as well as other muscular skeletal issues. Your parasympathetic nervous system secretes hormones and other substances that help your body relax, digest food and have a good sex life. Stress affects your posture as you get into “fight or flight” mode which causes your large muscles go into “flexion” getting you ready to run or throw a punch. Repeated stress affects can affect posture. This can be aggravated by the two most popular exercises; stomach crunches and biceps flexion. Remember to stretch after exercise and strengthen opposite muscles, such as back muscles and triceps.
Your chiropractor can help by recommending the correct pillows and mattresses, or checking hormones and other biochemical imbalances that can prevent you from having a good night’s sleep. For most people a few adjustments are all it takes to restore blissful slumber and other health benefits. For others functional medicine applications may become necessary. Your plantation chiropractor is trained in acupuncture, homeopathy and functional medicine and may look at other issues that may be affecting your ability to fall asleep.
Call the Doctor if you have any questions on how we can help you stop counting sheep (954)745-8380.
For more on how hormones effect your sleep see https://www.thorne.com/take-5-daily/article/why-are-you-having-trouble-
Your insurance may pay for hormone testing so give us a call for more information.