Sleep is something that everyone needs and does. However statistically we sure aren’t very good at it. In fact, one in every four women suffer from insomnia and one out of every seven adults are chronic sufferers (1) (2). This means that they are either having trouble staying asleep, going to sleep or unfortunately…. are having problems with both.
The key to understanding the importance of sleep lies in two categories.
Much like food and water sleep is beyond essential for your health. Sleep allows time for your brain and body to recover and repair itself which allow the nerves in your body to function properly. Seeing as how your brain via your nerves controls every aspect of your body it goes without saying how fundamental it is.
The second category illustrates the healing and recovery phase of adults who already are suffering from any. Like mentioned before, sleep is fundamental to the success of your health, but also to the process of any current diseases or condition you may be suffering from now. Essentially, it can exacerbate any health problems you are dealing with to get to the point where it is interfering with your daily life. Not only are you feeling lethargic throughout the day but it can prevent you from working, taking care of your family, or even taking care of yourself.
Current research from The Sleep Research Society suggests that seven to nine hours of sleep is essential to promote optimal health (3). If you feel like you’re simply not capable of getting at least seven hours of sleep due to your inability to fall or stay asleep then appropriate actions must be taken. Here at The Specific Chiropractic Centers- Boston, we will tailor an exam to identify how your insomnia is impacting your health, particularly your nervous system seeing as how intertwined they are. This allows us to identify if we can help you and see why your body is predisposed to this condition. What sets us apart from many other health care providers is that we help patients naturally without any unnecessary drugs or surgeries.
If you’re looking for help to not only get your sleep but your life back, contact Dr. Andrew Welsch at Drwelsch@thespecific.com or schedule an appointment on our website. We’d be happy to help and make you feel right at home.
- Zhang, B., & Wing, Y. (2006, January). Sex differences in insomnia: A meta-analysis. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16453985?access_num=16453985&link_type=MED&dopt=Abstract
- Insomnia. (2018, November 21). Retrieved from https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z- topics/insomnia
- Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep. Retrieved from https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Understanding-Sleep