Trouble sleeping? Do hours drift by and you just can’t seem to catch it.
You’ve darkened the room, you’ve tried counting sheep, you’ve exercised, cut out coffee and alcohol and meditated – you’ve tried it all and nothing seems to work.
In fact the more you think about it the less chance you have getting to sleep.
You look enviously at your partner as they sleep soundly.
Insomnia affects between 6 and 15% of the Irish population. (The Irish Sleep Apnoea Trust)
One third of Irish adults have trouble sleeping at night.(TNS/MRBI Survey April 2009)
Many turn to pharmaceutical drugs for temporary treatment of their condition. Unfortunately, people who choose drugs to aid sleep each night not only put their body at risk of dangerous side effects, but also choose a path that never truly targets the cause.
The most consistent issue affecting healthy sleep patterns can be traced to the body’s regulation of healthy sleep hormones. Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from sleep problems. Research findings consistently reaffirm that women endure more hormone changes in a typical week than men.
Chiropractic spinal adjustments serve as an example of an overlooked and under used option proven to improve sleep patterns. Studies prove that adjusting the spine successfully changes hormones that aid the sleep cycle.
Research published in 2015* linked spinal adjustments to improved neuroendocrine function. This system controls the production and release of chemicals targeted by sleep drugs to improve sleep.
Chiropractic care is an overlooked and under used option proven to help those who have trouble sleeping.
A chiropractic adjustment does not function as a simple treatment or cure for sleep problems or any other diseases or symptoms.Chiropractic seeks to remove interference within the nervous system through specific spinal adjustments.
Many unwanted conditions, like sleeplessness, improve as a result of better nervous system performance.
Chiropractic has been helping people of all ages achieve deeper sleep and better rest for over 120 years.
My name is Benjamin Martin of Optimal Chiropractic, Ballincollig and I’m happy to answer any of your questions about how Chiropractic can help you sleep better. Please contact me using the the ‘Ask Doctor Ben’ form below or call us on 021 487 8465.
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*Journal of Medical Hypotheses 2015 Dec; 85(6):819-24. Measureable changes in the neuro-endocrinal mechanism following spinal manipulation. Kovanur Sampath K, Mani R, Cotter JD, Tumilty S.