Sleep disturbance is a common problem today, affecting as much as 60% of people in the United States. Sleep problems may be tied to a wide variety of different things, including stress, illness, and chronic pain. The best way to correct sleep disturbances is often to determine exactly why the problem has developed and to make sure that the root cause of the issue is corrected.
When the natural circadian rhythms are disrupted, the body makes more cortisol. Cortisol is known as "the stress hormone" because it’s produced when the body is under extra stress. Extra cortisol in the body can decrease bone density, decrease muscle mass, and weaken the immune system. It can also cause the body to retain extra abdominal fat and can negatively impact thyroid function. When these things are combined, it's not surprising that people with sleep disturbances often have back pain and overall poor health.
There are a number of medications used for sleep disturbance, but they have significant drawbacks. Prescription medicines and even non-prescription sleep medicines can have very negative side effects and could even lead to long-term health problems. Additionally, many people build up a tolerance to sleep medications, which means that it requires more and more medication over time. Chiropractic BioPhysics ® is an all-natural solution that can help with sleep disturbances in many ways. Regular care can improve the blood flow, improve the communication process between the brain and the spinal cord, and reduce the cortisol buildup in the body. When patients combine regular chiropractic BioPhysics ® care with lifestyle tips like limiting caffeine at night and avoiding alcohol, they can often achieve freedom from sleep disturbances and better overall health.
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