Insomnia is a problem faced by many people around the globe. Around sixty percent of adults in Australia experience symptoms of insomnia up to three or more times a week. There can be numerous causes for insomnia, among them; stress, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. Long term, insomnia can lead to many other health concerns, worsen pre-existing conditions, and decrease daytime focus and energy. So how can your local chiropractor help?
Chiropractors work holistically
This means that they look at the big picture. They will take an in-depth history of your problem and explore your lifestyle, focusing on facilitating improvements in areas of concern. Your chiropractor will take into account environmental factors like the wrong mattress, too much light, or having the room too hot or cold, and offer their recommendations on how to resolve these issues.
Chiropractic treatment can relieve stress
Myriad things can lead to the body being in a state of stress. Your chiropractor will look for the root causes and adjust their treatment accordingly. If the stress is mostly physical, such as misalignments in the spine, your chiropractor will realign these areas, thereby relieving the strain and stress. These misalignments can aggravate our nervous system too, causing it to become wired up and overwhelmed. This can make it hard for the body to relax, and when it comes to bed time, you might find you are feeling too revved up to sleep. Mental strain and stress can have the same affect. On top of the spinal adjustments, your chiropractor may show you some stretching exercises that can help quiet the mind.
Alleviate chronic pain
Having chronic pain can make life uncomfortable, and it can make finding a comfortable position to fall asleep in difficult. Your chiropractor will locate the root causes of the chronic pain and perform targeted adjustments to ease the pressure around the entire area. They may also suggest sleep positions that will best support the painful site.
Don't let your sleep problems rule your life. Book an appointment with your local chiropractor today and let them help you on the way to wellness.