Answers for Insomnia Without Using Sleeping Pills

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insomnia and sleep disordersWe all know getting a good night’s sleep is important for good health. Sleep can affect how we function, our energy and our moods.

If you’re having problems falling or staying asleep, do something about it!

There’s a lot you can do about insomnia without relying on over -the-counter or prescription sleeping pills.

Unfortunately, the number of people using prescription drugs to treat insomnia has increased, while the true causes for insomnia are left unaddressed. So, let’s take a deeper look.

What is Insomnia?

Here’s a list of indicators that you may be dealing with insomnia:

1. Trouble falling asleep in the evening
2. Waking up repeatedly throughout the night
3. Waking up too early in the morning, unable to get back to sleep
4. Waking up feeling tired instead of refreshed
5. Drowsiness or fatigue during the day, problems concentrating, low energy and irritability; even weight gain are all problems associated with not getting enough sleep. The lack of sleep can take physical tolls on your body as well, such as poor posture or dark “bags” under your eyes. And, we know how much you want to avoid that… so read on.

Causes of Sleeplessness

For some of us, lack of sleep may be a sign of grief, unhappiness, depression or other emotional concerns. For others, anxiety, worries or an ongoing mental to-do list get in the way of getting to sleep.

Sometimes, excessive amounts of food, alcohol or caffeine before bed can make falling asleep and staying asleep challenging. So avoid evening use of alcohol, food, caffeine or smoking as that could help you sleep better.

The body’s biological clock, which regulates our sleep-wake cycles, is strongly affected by light. Melatonin, an important hormone, affects both our desire to sleep and the quality of our sleep. Darkness enhances melatonin production, while light inhibits it. Therefore, those who don’t get enough exposure to direct sunlight, can suffer similar types of insomnia.

Regular exercise will tire you out so you’ll fall asleep faster! If you’re having a hard time fitting exercise into your schedule, try fitting a family walk with the dog or even a friend once a day to get some fresh air and a little exercise.

What Can You Do To Get Some Rest?

Many of our patients report vastly improved sleep patterns after beginning regular chiropractic care. Why? The act of removing interferences in the nervous system often helps with the natural processes of the body, including sleep. You could be one of many who start getting a full night’s rest and enjoy feeling refreshed in the morning after visiting us.

Relaxation techniques in your day can make a huge difference at night. Read, listen to music, write in a journal or take a warm bath before bed. Also, try to avoid upsetting discussions, stressful work, etc. before bedtime so you can relax. Then, dim the lights throughout the house and stay off technology to give your mind a hint it’s bed time.

Utilizing our chiropractic care and tweaking your routines will help you can get better, more refreshing sleep.

To learn more, call us at (513) 561-2273 or schedule an appointment from our website 24/7/365.