According to a sleep study that has been conducted in Canada by Laval University researchers, over a million Canadian adults are currently suffering from a sleeping disorder or a chronic sleeping condition – this is a very large portion of the population in Canada! Those who find themselves struggling with sleeping disorders are constantly looking into new ways of improving their quality of sleep, including adding chiropractic care to their wellness routine. Many people wonder: “Will chiropractic care help me sleep?” Our answer is a resounding “yes!”
The Value of Rest
Getting a good night of sleep is an essential part of our health and overall well-being. Sleep is not something that is “nice to have” – it’s something our bodies absolutely need. Sleep is not a luxury, sleep is a necessity. Without a good night of sleep and rest, our bodies are susceptible to a weakened immune system, slower recovery, fatigue, impaired cognitive and motor function, irritability, and memory issues amongst many other problems. The detrimental side effects of not getting enough sleep can build up over time and can increase your chances of serious medical conditions. Some of the medical conditions that stem from a lack of sleep include increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and depression to name only a few.
How Chiropractors Can Help You Get Better Sleep
Most people are not aware of how beneficial chiropractic care can be in helping with sleep-related issues. The National Sleep Foundation tells us that over 33% of people who have gotten a chiropractic adjustment said they experienced an improvement in their sleep almost immediately after their session. In addition, chiropractic care is beneficial to sleep because it relaxes the body while also relieving pain and discomfort that you may have, and eases built-up muscle tension that could be causing restlessness throughout the night. According to Dr. Sohil Shafiei, CW Rehab’s clinic director and lead chiropractor, chiropractic services that can help you get a better night of sleep “include various types of manual therapy (myofascial release, trigger point release, etc), acupuncture, spinal manipulation, and mobilization, and the use of various therapeutic modalities to aid in the recovery of injuries and pain complaints and to help optimize a patients overall day to day functioning.” Additional sleep-related benefits of chiropractic care include:
- Improved circulation and blood flow throughout your body
- Better functioning of your central nervous system (CNS)
- A professional evaluation and advice on sleeping conditions that will improve your sleep
- Postural exercises to help you sleep better
Get the Chiropractic Care You Need at CW Rehab
Our multidisciplinary team of practitioners at CW Rehab care about the quality of sleep you are getting. We are proud to offer our patients in downtown Toronto services in chiropractic care. To book an appointment, contact us online today. The potential for a better night of sleep is one chiropractic adjustment away!