These days we’re all experiencing more stress and anxiety. Too often, that stress has a negative impact on our sleep quality or patterns. Do you struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep? Is the stress at work, at school, or at home making it hard to wind down? Do you ever have stress dreams instead of getting restful sleep?
Read on for three quick tips that can help you decrease your stress allowing you to sleep better.
- Create a nighttime routine for better sleep hygiene.
Swap out that screen for a book before bedtime. Going to bed at the same time every night and working through the same going-to-bed routine can help prepare your body for the sleep that you so desperately need. Getting enough sleep helps you manage any stressors that may be coming your way tomorrow.
- Try a soothing and calming cup of chamomile tea.
There are so many benefits of chamomile tea. Chamomile tea is naturally decaffeinated so it won’t get you hyped up just before bed. Many people find the smell and the warmth soothing. This tea is also a relaxing agent on your nervous system. Try adding this to your bedtime routine to help you drift off to sleep a little easier.
- Get a chiropractic adjustment!
Chiropractic adjustments allow for better regulation of your nervous system which can help you sleep better. The National Sleep Foundation found that “one-third of people who have a chiropractic adjustment report that they experience immediate sleep improvement.” Whether you’re experiencing pain that will not let you get to sleep or anxiety, worries, or stress – chiropractic is a natural and effective way to achieve balance in your body and in the chemicals and hormones that regulate sleeping patterns.
DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is intended to be for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness. Each individual is unique and requires an examination by a licensed health care provider for appropriate medical decision making and care. If you are experiencing health issues similar to what is described here, please contact our office for more information and/or for a phone consultation. This allows us to ask more questions about your case and to help decide if chiropractic care at Breath of Life is right for you. As always, for emergencies, please contact your local Emergency Services.