Treat Insomnia With Chiropractic Care
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that causes sleeping difficulty. People with insomnia may also experience daytime sleepiness, lack of concentration and slowness. This can lead to depression, headache or irritability. Although medication such as sleeping pills are used to treat insomnia, it is better to opt for therapies such as chiropractic care.
A report by the Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders suggest that a misalignment or subluxation is a possible cause of insomnia. A subluxation can cause complex chemical interactions in the brain. The report also mentions that it’s possible that chronic insomnia can get worse if left untreated. An adjustment can correct the misalignment and stop the complex chemical interactions occurring in the brain leading to fewer insomnia symptoms.
To treat insomnia, a chiropractor will evaluate your spine, take notes on daily lifestyle, diet, sleeping habits and stress levels and develop a treatment plan. This may include other treatments and lifestyle recommendations aside from just a chiropractic adjustment.
A combination of treatments is usually most effective when it comes to health problems such as insomnia.
A chiropractic adjustment is effective in reducing pain and providing muscle relief, helping restore overall body function, which is good for inducing sleep. The complex chemical interactions occurring in the brain may occur from endocrine system problems caused by subluxations. When a chiropractor performs an adjustment to eliminate the subluxation, it may be restoring the brain’s dopamine and serotonin levels, which help decrease the symptoms of insomnia. This also helps improve other aspects, such as heart rate variability, which is significant when it comes to getting a good night’s rest.