In our busy society most people struggle to find the time to get enough sleep, and many who carve out a little time to do so have trouble with the process itself. Below we explore the importance of getting enough sleep and ways to make that time count.
We can sometimes forget what a difference quality sleep can make. If you can make it through the work day, not fall asleep during a meeting and string a few coherent thoughts together you think you’re doing pretty good. However, not getting enough sleep for long periods of time can be a detriment to your health. Lack of concentration, weight gain, poor immune system function and depression are all common symptoms of sleep deprivation.
Sleep is the body’s ultimate reset system! It can help improve memory, metabolism, immune system function, and hormone regulation. The first step is realizing the importance of getting enough sleep. Help your body do it’s job by allowing yourself to get 6-8 hours of sleep each night. I know, much easier said than done. Even if you can make the time, many people have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. Fortunately, there are a few natural ways to give yourself the best chance of getting a good night’s sleep.
Consistency is key. If you can keep to a sleeping schedule, your body will start to get into a rhythm and produce hormones to help you sleep at the right time. If you have come to rely on sleeping pills it would be wise to transition to a natural alternative such as melatonin. Melatonin is naturally produced by your body to assist with quality sleep and is available in sublingual tablets.
You can also set yourself up for success by knowing how you sleep. Do you need it to be warm or cool? Set your room temperature for maximum comfort and don’t be afraid to get nice bedding. A good quality mattress, nice sheets and blankets can make all the difference and are worth the investment. What could be a better investment than your health?
It is also difficult to get comfortable when your spine is out of alignment. Regular chiropractic care can help align your spine and relive those aches and pains keeping you awake. At Express Chiropractic of Frisco many of our patients have reported better sleep quality after consistent care.
So, for those who feel that sleep is not a productive use of you time, think again. It is an investment in the productivity of your next day and in your quality of life. By making some small changes to your schedule and surroundings you can crate a habit that will change your life for the better! That is the importance of sleep. For more information on the importance of sleep CLICK HERE.
If you are looking for a chiropractor near you, look no further than Express Chiropractic of Frisco. We provide chiropractic care to the Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Prosper, The Colony and other local communities. You never need an appointment and our prices are lower than most typical co-pays. Check out Express Chiropractic of Frisco today!