Better Sleep, The Bottom Line:
Most of us know someone who doesn’t have the best sleeping patterns. Not surprisingly, many of us think of ourselves when this topic comes up. We’re familiar with the fatigue, brain fog, and worn–down feeling that comes with missing out on a good night’s rest. However, by committing to a consistent sleep schedule and staying well-adjusted, you can set the groundwork for keeping your energy up and keeping your body performing at it’s best.
Why it Matters:
Sleep plays a significant role in your overall health. Did you know that chronic sleep deficiency has been linked to obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue syndrome, and more? In fact, your sleep patterns directly contribute to your overall physical and mental energy levels and the overall function of your immune system. When you enter that sleeping state, your brain and central nervous system are hard at work preparing you for the next day. Therefore, a lack of rest is often tied to those physical ailments mentioned previously. Additionally, a sleep deficiency can decrease your immune system’s ability to fight common infections. The good news? Getting just 7-8 hours per night will allow your body to feel and function better. Getting enough sleep will help you feel more energized and experience less fatigue.
Set aside some time to unwind each night. Indulge in a chapter of that new best seller! Or, simply get comfy, close your eyes, and drift off with some calming music or your favorite meditation audio. If muscle tension, spasms, or pain are keeping you up at night, please let us know. We would be honored to create a specific care plan to help you get the most out of your precious hours of rest. Just give us a call and schedule an appointment!
Science Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. June 7, 2017, Harvard Health Publishing. January 2006Better