Successful sleep means falling and staying asleep and, while asleep, deriving the restorative benefits that sleep has to offer: a productive period of rest and recovery that boosts everything from physical and mental fitness to well-being and mood.
When we treat people who are suffering from sleep problems, it is easy to diagnose a systemic pattern of external and internal causatives that have led to their sleepless condition. So we begin with the basics: a conversation to determine what kind of life you lead and how it may impact your sleeping ability.
Here is a standard daily itinerary that precipitates a sleepless night:
- Wake up from a restless night with a stiff neck.
- Preparation for a busy day begins with coffee, your morning stimulant.
- Blaze through a day of work, balancing the ups and downs, exerting your brain and accumulating stress.
- Eating is a secondary consideration to work, so your body does not receive anything close to the full nutrition it needs.
- A couple of hours of television before bed keeps the brain buzzing and active.
- Falling asleep on an ill-fitting pillow, perpetuating the neck pain.
As you can see, restless sleep is viciously cyclical. If your life involves even one of the factors mentioned above, it could be perpetuating a pattern of sleeplessness that is harming your quality of life. If you are trapped in this cycle, do not despair: better sleep is possible.
From a chiropractic angle, the upper neck region is the most coalescent with the sleep center of the brain. Keeping this region free of subluxation allows the nervous system to contribute to a healthy night’s sleep. We offer lifestyle counseling to help you identify counterproductive activities and reduce stress.
Call our office in Houston at 713-862-2440 to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C.