Falling Asleep and Staying Asleep

Do you toss and turn or stare at the ceiling? In addition, do you count sheep or turn on the tube? How about fall fast asleep at 9pm only to wake up at 1am or 3pm? Insomnia afflicts 1 in 4 Americans every single night. However, on average, it’s healthy for you to get 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night.

What’s Keeping You Up?

Firstly, close to 50% of individuals not getting enough sleep blamed stress and anxiety as the primary reasons for their insomnia. Secondly, while over 1/3 identified pain as the source of their inability to sleep. But, from a chiropractic standpoint; physical, chemical, and emotional problems play a substantial role.

Standard Treatment for Sleep Problems and Insomnia

Many turn to prescription and over-the-counter medications to deal with their insomnia or sleep apnea. Unfortunately, sleeping pills often come with a bunch of side effects such as:

  • daytime drowsiness,
  • weakness,
  • dizziness,
  • light headed or feeling “drugged,”
  • tiredness,
  • loss of coordination,
  • stuffy nose,
  • dry mouth,
  • nose irritation,
  • nausea,
  • constipation,
  • diarrhea,
  • upset stomach,
  • muscle pain,
  • headaches,
  • and many more.

Therefore, in the long run, individuals who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to be sick, irritable, have poor concentration. Also, these individuals may even suffer from depression and anxiety. Reports of sleep walking and sleep driving have also been reported while taking sleeping medications.

Insomnia Reduced With Upper Cervical Care

Upper neck misalignments diminish your body’s ability to adapt to stress. This prevents you from coping optimally to mental and emotional traumas. In addition, pain is frequently caused by postural imbalances that can be helped by NUCCA care.

Do you want to stop relying on sleeping pills and begin to focus on what is causing your insomnia? Consider NUCCA care as your next step.

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