Can Being Out of Alignment Cause Insomnia?

Getting quality sleep every night can have a positive effect on your health. Do you wake up feeling more tired or just as tired as you did when you went to bed? If so, you need to find out why. Maybe you need to change your lifestyle choices. If you often toss and turn at night due to the inability to find restful sleep, you might want to visit a chiropractor.




Benefits of Quality Sleep



A good night’s sleep is important for your overall health. It is just as important as exercising and eating healthy. Unfortunately, many things can interfere with your natural sleep patterns. Nowadays, people are sleeping less and enjoying low-quality sleep than they did in the past. Some of the reasons you need quality sleep include:
 

  • Experts link poor sleep to higher body weight.
     

  • Good sleep can improve your athletic performance.
     

  • People who sleep well tend to eat fewer calories.
     

  • Quality sleep can improve your productivity and concentration.
     

  • Insomniacs have a greater risk of stroke and heart disease.
     

  • Your quality of sleep can affect your risk of type-2 diabetes, in addition to glucose metabolism.
     

  • Experts link poor sleep to increased risk of depression
     

  • Quality sleep can improve your immune function.
     

  • There is a link between poor sleep and inflammation.
     

  • Your quality of sleep can affect your emotions and social interactions.




What Is insomnia?



This is one of the most common sleep disorders. It makes it hard to fall asleep and/or stay asleep. It causes insomniacs to wake up too early and/or find it difficult to get back to sleep. Also, people with this condition often feel tired when they wake up.


In addition to sapping a person’s mood and energy levels, insomnia can negatively affect work performance and quality of life. How much sleep people need varies from person to person. However, according to experts, most adults require between seven and eight hours of quality sleep every night.




Statistics on Sleep Disorders in the United States

 


According to the American Sleep Association, between 50 and 70 million Americans have some sort of sleep disorder. This problem prevents people from getting the quality sleep they need to feel good throughout the day and stay healthy. Fortunately, a chiropractic adjustment can provide the perfect solution for sleep disorders.




Connection Between Spinal Misalignment and Sleep Disorders



Do you suffer from chronic neck or back pain and struggle with finding quality sleep? If so, you might assume that the reason you are unable to enjoy sound slumber is the pain. However, the connection between insomnia and chronic pain is more complex than most people think. Pain and insomnia may coexist and have a somewhat reciprocal relationship.


Dealing with poor quality sleep is hard enough. Adding chronic pain can truly affect your quality of life. According to researchers, it is not as simple as pain leading to insomnia. Both issues are close companions. Also, poor sleep can lead to more pain.




How a Chiropractic Alignment Can Lead to Better Sleep



Pain and discomfort due to a misaligned spine can make it difficult for you to enjoy quality sleep. This can lead to a bad cycle because poor quality sleep can also worsen your spinal misalignment over time. Fortunately, a chiropractic adjustment or spinal alignment can help improve blood flow and promote relaxation. This will minimize stress in your body and prepare it for sleep.




For more about chiropractic therapy, visit Ellis Chiropractic at our office in Marlow, Oklahoma. You can call (580) 217-3300 today to schedule an appointment.

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