Good Sleep

by admin on September 15, 2018

 

Proper rest is essential for a healthy existence. Many people feel they just don’t get the deep restorative sleep they need because of pain from both chronic and acute injuries.

 

The common formula is to take sleep aids and prescription medications, unfortunately the long-term effects of these on your body can be severe. People feel frustrated. This lack of adequate sleep is associated with a host of additional both physical and psychological complications that can severely impact your health.

 

When you are not sleeping well you feel compelled to put more caffeine and sugar in your diet to give you a boost, but this also contributes to reducing your ability to get proper rest.

 

Sleep has several stages, but stage four, the state of deep sleep, is when the body restores energy levels, heals torn muscles, helps balance hormone levels, strengthens the immune system and, above all, keeps your mind sane and clear.

 

It is during this stage of sleep that your body produces melatonin. However, pain and the intrusion of artificial light can throw these melatonin levels off.

 

There are better, non-drug or opioid options. Regular chiropractic adjustments, proper nutrition, and mobility regimes can produce desired results.

 

Nutritionally, there are many good alternatives to aid in fighting pain, speeding muscle repair and promoting restorative, healing sleep.

 

Curcumin which is extracted from Turmeric is one such nutrient. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory because of its COX-2 enzyme activity and protects the body from free radical activity. However, this is a product that is notoriously poorly absorbed by the body. Good news, newer research and formulations have been able to produce curcumin in much better absorbable forms.

 

Other good anti-inflammatory products include: various enzyme formulations, Boswellia, DLPA, Vitamin B-6. Newer on the list is CBD. This is formulated from the stalk of the marijuana plants, these formulations have no psychotropic ingredients, but the stalks are rich in Omegas and are very good anti-inflammatory properties.

 

There are ways to regain the restorative sleep you desire, contact us for more information.

 

Dr. Werner

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