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Insomnia How can chiropractic help you?

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How Chiropractic can help you sleep better

Sleeping problems? Do you usually wake up frequently? If you also suffer from insomnia, keep reading, we explain how chiropractic can help you.

The WHO (World Health Organization) recommends sleeping about 8 hours a day (in the case of adolescents and children the hours are more). In Spain, the average is 6 hours a day. 

Correcting this problem is important for the quality of life of the person who suffers from it, since the lack of rest affects mood, character, spirit, concentration, memory, etc. Likewise, it is essential to maintain good physical and mental health. By sleeping well, the body repairs tissue and recovers.

Studies even show that those who suffer from insomnia can develop hypertension, diabetes, anxiety, heart attacks, or even Alzheimer's, among others.

In this article, you will get the following information about insomnia:

  • What are the benefits of a good rest?
  • How can chiropractic help you with insomnia?
  • Chiropractor Tips for Insomnia

What are the benefits of a good rest?

Sleeping well is good for us, we all agree. But in what way?

  • Increases resistance and physical recovery
  • Protects you from diabetes: little or bad sleep causes us to lose the ability to regulate blood sugar.
  • Sleeping well improves attention. Prolonged lack of sleep can cause ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in children.
  • Allows us to build muscle more easily
  • Sleeping well protects the heart. Insomnia increases the presence of stress, which in turn increases blood pressure, heart rate and also cholesterol.
  • Sleeping well increases creativity
  • Improves the immune system. During sleeping hours our immune system regenerates, to be able to effectively fight against toxins and germs.
  • It helps you prevent migraines and other headaches.
  • You will be more productive at work. Tiredness does not allow us to concentrate and makes us more irritable, which will affect our daily life.
  • You will feel less irritated
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How can chiropractic help you with insomnia?

Insomnia normally results from a malfunction of the nervous system. And this is where chiropractic intervenes. 

Our nervous system is divided into two parts:

  • Sympathetic (accelerator), which is responsible for keeping our body active.
  • Parasympathetic (brake), responsible for our rest and relaxation.

Suffering from insomnia indicates a dysfunction in the body adapting between these two states. 

Thechiropractic care helps release the nervous system, which stop always being alert and compressed. Allowing you to balance the two parts of the nervous system so that you can relax and enjoy a restful sleep throughout the night.

Chiropractor Tips for Insomnia

  • Try to maintain regular habits: go to bed at the same time, have dinner early.
  • Don't look at the screens before going to bed (TV, PC or tablet).
  • Make the environment relaxing when you go to bed: lights off, temperature no higher than 20ºC.
  • Avoid doing intense exercise after 7/8 pm.
  • Avoid stimulating drinks such as caffeine or theine.
  • Maintain a relaxing routine.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Avoid foods like sugar and grains before bed.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption.
  • Use a mattress and pillow that fit you.
  • Sleep in a correct posture, avoiding sleeping on your stomach.

We recommend consulting with a chiropractor to help you resolve your insomnia problems. 

In Spain, if you are looking for a chiropractor, verify that they are a member of the Asociación Española de Quiropráctica(AEQ), which brings together exclusively Chiropractic graduates with a university degree issued by one of the Chiropractic universities recognized by the European Council of Chiropractic Education.

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