Get your ZZZ’s!
Sleep is vital to good health. Chiropractic’s goal is health for our Easley clients, especially those suffering with back pain and neck pain. New research reveals that a bad night’s sleep may actually keep back pain’s intensity high. That’s not good news for our Easley back pain patients! Getting a good night’s rest with lots of ZZZ’s may be tricky for some, but Young Chiropractic has a few tips that just may help lull you to sleep.
First, know that sleep is good. It’s not a waste of time! Young Chiropractic knows a few of our patients who have too much to do and want to do it all, and sleep seems an inconvenience. (You know who you are!) We’re not going to tell you to change who you are. Young Chiropractic just wants you to see that good sleep is beneficial. (1) Here are just a few benefits:
- Reduces inflammation
- Keeps depression at bay
- Improves creativity
- Promotes weight loss
- Enhances memory
And new research now points out that sleep quality and pain intensity for acute low back pain patients is strongly connected. Poor sleep leads to higher pain intensity. (2) Can you see why Young Chiropractic wants to help you get a better night’s sleep. Your Easley back pain relief treatment plan may be impaired if you don’t get some good sleep!
So how can you get some good sleep despite your busy Easley lifestyle? Keep the lights low in the bedroom. Eat early and light. Sip your wine early and slowly. (Alcohol decreases deep sleep.) Eat sleep-inducing foods like carbs and protein containing tryptophan, an amino acid that converts to sleep-promoting serotonin. Take your hot bath earlier (not right before bed because your body then wants to cool down which takes energy and isn’t sleep inducing). Do some yoga stretching and breathing. (3) Young Chiropractic is certain you can implement a few of these sleeping tips into your routine!
So if back pain is keeping you awake at night and even bothering you during the day, contact Young Chiropractic today. Your Easley chiropractic back pain relief plan may set you on the course to better sleep and control of your back pain which includes getting your ZZZ’s!