Sleep is essential for the restoration of a healthy body, just as exercise and good nutrition.
Yet, according to the American Sleep Disorders Association, over 100 million people suffer from sleeping difficulties.
The National Sleep Foundation reports that more than 1 million automobile accidents are caused by drivers too sleepy to control their cars.
Few people have never suffered a night without enough sleep. Feeling fatigued, run down, and tired, it’s difficult to study or concentrate on your work. It also tends to be hell on your sense of humor and the ease in which you can enjoy your life!
But for people who often wake up feeling tired, who never feel quite well rested, and who have a hard time keeping a good metabolism, sleep becomes a real issue.
Some common problems are: trouble falling asleep, waking up frequently, waking up/not being able to fall back asleep, light/poor quality sleep, and pain/discomfort interrupting sleep.
“Everybody knows” about sleeping aids, Some are over the counter, some are by prescription only. Some are vitamins, some are minerals.
Some are homeopathics, others are herbs. Then there’s the products with combinations of these things. They’re all designed to knock you out, and depending on a body’s chemistry and state of function, they all work to a greater or lesser degree. The problem with sleeping aids is they don’t address any real source of sleeping difficulty.
The Chiropractors role
The hidden cause of many sleeping problems is misaligned vertebra (Subluxations). Some people think that such a misalignment would hurt like mad, but pain is not necessarily present in a lot of cases. These misalignments cause irritation to the spinal nerves which control all bodily functions – including sleep. When you’re sleeping, your consciousness is relatively low – but your body is still functioning in quite important ways in order to rejuvenate itself. All this is regulated by your nervous system. Chiropractic Doctors show you a chart concerning the effects of misaligned vertebra and how they influence your health. If you indeed have misalignments, they’ll gently realign the spine – restoring normal function.
Of course a Chiropractor will help you rule out the other factors that aggravate insomnia – things such as irregular schedule, caffeine/tobacco use, dietary/nutritional, and other concerns as well. This is done because often a symptom (such as insomnia) has more than one source. To miss one would mean to miss getting you functioning and feeling as good as you can be.
Call Julie at (323) 663-7736 for your appointment today! Serving Los Angeles, Glendale, and vicinity.
Dr. Stan Gale
P.S. What if Michael Jackson had procured the help of a Chiropractor to help him restore his natural health so he could sleep normally???
Yes – he’d be alive today, instead of being yet another horribly sad example of how drugs kill, instead of cure.