A good night’s sleep is essential for good health and overall wellbeing.
A healthy and supported neck can be greatly impacted by a poor night’s sleep. From old mattresses or pillows to incorrect sleeping positions, bad posture and inadequate sleep hygiene can all place unnecessary strain on your spine – potentially making it stiff and sore when you wake up in the morning. People with sleep issues often report to us that they feel sore when they wake up and it takes them a while to get moving at the start of the day. It may not have to be this way!
According to the Sleep Foundation, 33% of your life is spent sleeping,1 so the way you sleep should help, not hinder, your spinal health. Sleeping in awkward positions can cause back and neck pain, along with fatigue, muscle cramping and other health issues.
If you are hindered by pain from poor sleep, and neck pain is slowing you down, then consider Chiropractic care. Following a thorough evaluation, the Chiropractor can provide advice on better sleeping positions, postural exercises, supportive mattresses, and ergonomic pillows to ensure you sleep well and your neck doesn’t suffer.
Regular visits to your chiropractor may also aid with sleep hygiene by easing muscle tension that causes restlessness, stimulating circulation and blood flow, as well as improving central nervous system function.
The Chiropractors at Geebung Family Chiropractic work in partnership with you to provide appropriate, tailored care as well as lifestyle advice to prevent reoccurrence and support you in achieving the best results.
If you want to maintain a healthy neck and incorporate positive health habits into your everyday, Consider a Chiro today. At Geebung Family Chiropractic, we are committed to helping our local community achieve health and wellbeing through the support of the spine and nervous system.
Dr Mark - Chiropractor
Dr Mark Townsend has been practicing as a Chiropractor since 2005 and has owned Geebung Family Chiropractic since 2010 with his wife Dr Nicole Calder who is also a Chiropractor.
All of the Chiropractors at Geebung Family Chiropractic hold five year University degrees, are registered to practice in Australia and are chiropractic providers for most health funds, including being preferred providers with BUPA and Medibank Private. They are also registered for DVA and Medicare EPC plans with GP referrals
If you are in the Sunshine Coast area, please contact Little Mountain Chiropractic where you will be looked after equally well.
Suni, E 2021, How Much Sleep Do We Really Need, accessed 07 March 2022, www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need