sleepingwomanwithmoonMany of us struggle with sleeping through the night.

Whether  you deal with turning off your mind or getting in a comfortable position, here are some tips to help you sleep all night and wake up rested so you can “take on the day”!

  1.  Have a set bed time and a set waking time.  Our body likes to have consistency.  Going to sleep and getting up at the same time each day gets our body in a rhythem.   Avoid staying up, past that  set time, to watch TV or work on the computer.  Don’t hit snooze in the mornings.  Just jump up and get moving.
  2. Exercise on a regular basis.  Moving our body and being active helps to get blood flowing and boosts our immune system.  Contracting our muscles and and deep breathing also helps our body get better rest because it knows it needs that time to recover.
  3. Getting in a comfortable sleep position can be a challenge for a lot of people.  It helps to know the “neutral spine” position so you can “disengage” and take the stress of gravity off of all the joints as much as possible.  Multiple pillows help to give the support needed and distribute the weight of the body more evenly. Get your spine adjusted on a regular basis to keep pressure off of nerves.
  4. Stay away from processed foods.  White flour and sugar cause inflammation in the body and can make it difficult to get comfortable enough to rest.
  5. Turn off all lights.  Sleeping in complete darkness will help you sleep better.  Turn off your phone and laptop.  The electromagnetic forces and invisible frequencies, sent to your electronic devices, have a negative impact on your overall health.

Make the most of the time you have to rest and don’t waste it. Chiropractic adjustments will help you maximize your recovering time and sleep through the night.