How Chiropractic Can Improve Your Sleep

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Summer is officially here, and that means we’re enjoying longer days. For some of us, it also means less sleep. If you find you are not enjoying the restful sleep you should be getting, chiropractic may be able to help. Not only will our team here at Williamsburg Chiropractic adjust you spine, allowing the body to naturally restore itself, but we can also help with several other topics including:

  • Stretching and exercises

  • Mattress and pillow choice

  • Sleep positions

Your Evening Routine Matters

If you are seeking help to improve your sleep schedule, know that your evening routine matters. We can help you establish a relaxing evening routine that includes stretching and relaxation methods that allow muscles to release tension so you can enjoy better sleep.

Adjust Your Sleep Position

Your sleep position impacts not only your sleep, but your body as a whole. For stomach sleepers (and we know you’re out there!), it is actually one of the worst positions for your body, as it does nothing to help the body naturally adjust itself. Sleeping on your stomach causes your joints, muscles, and back to be more restless. It can also strain parts all over your body. Try adjusting your sleep position to your side or back.

How Are Your Pillow and Mattress?

Some prefer a softer mattress while others favor something firmer. When it comes to back support, firm mattress are essential. Softer mattresses sag and allow your spine to shift as you sleep. They also strain the body. As one area sinks lower than the other, it allows the body to put strain on the areas that are around the sunken mattress. Most people don’t want to spend a lot of money on a mattress, but the investment is worth it.

Along with a good mattress, you also want a good pillow. As much as we’d all prefer to reach for the less expensive option or the soft fluffy pillow to rest our head, firmer is once again the better choice. A firm pillow allows your neck and head to remain in proper alignment while sleeping which keeps strain away.

Maintain Function!

Just as we regularly stress, having your body function properly will improve many areas of your life, including your ability to rest well. Regular chiropractic adjustments will help your body restore proper function and increase your energy. If you’d like to improve your sleeping patterns, contact us to see if chiropractic can help.