Chiropractic and Your Sleep Habits
Chiropractic treatment: How your mattress and pillow situation can affect it
If you aren’t getting enough sleep – and let’s face it, most of us aren’t – Dr. Brian Short, DC might be able to help. Sleeping and chiropractic care are closely linked because chiropractic alleviates back pain, a main reason many people don’t sleep well. Dr. Short can also make pillow and mattress recommendations which will help reduce pain and encourage a more restful sleep.
Sleeping and chiropractic care go hand in hand
Many people go to bed every night already feeling pain from a spine that needs alignment. That pain makes it difficult to sleep. Poor sleep makes back pain worse. That’s quite a vicious cycle. Chiropractic treatment improves how efficiently your body operates. Correcting spinal misalignments helps your body to release tension, which naturally builds up over time. Proper spinal alignment also helps your body use energy more efficiently, so it’s easier to relax at the end of a long day, reinforcing the link between sleeping and chiropractic care.
Mattress and pillow best for chiropractic care
An experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Short can evaluate your sleeping pattern and provide solutions. He will discuss your sleeping position and recommend one that may be better for you.
Part of your sleep problem could be that you have a mattress or pillow that does not keep your neck and spine in proper alignment. It is important, though, to understand that everyone is different and there is no such thing as one mattress or pillow for everyone.
The mattress or pillow best suited to augment your chiropractic care depends on a lot of factors. It depends on whether your back pain is acute or chronic and where it is located (upper or lower back). Your sleeping position matters, too. Are you a back, side or stomach sleeper? Other factors include your weight, build, physical ailments or past injuries.
Sleeping and chiropractic care are important factors in your overall health and well-being. Dr. Short can help you reduce pain, feel great and get a good night’s sleep.