Get your ZZZ’s!
A full night's rest is critical to good health. Chiropractic’s objective is health for our Southern New Hampshire clients, specifically those suffering with back pain and neck pain. New research reports that a night of restless sleep might maintain back pain’s intensity high. That’s not good news for our Southern New Hampshire back pain patients! Getting a good night’s rest with lots of ZZZ’s may be tricky for some, but New Hampshire Spine and Sport has a few tips that just may help lull you to sleep.
First, know that sleep is good. It’s not a waste of time! New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows a few of our patients who have too much to do and want to do it all, and sleep seems an inconvenience. (You know who you are!) We’re not going to tell you to change who you are. New Hampshire Spine and Sport just wants you to see that good sleep is beneficial. (1) Here are just a few benefits:
- Lowers inflammation
- Keeps depression at bay
- Improves creativity
- Promotes weight loss
- Enhances memory
And new research now points out that sleep quality and pain intensity for acute low back pain patients is strongly tied together. Poor sleep leads to higher pain intensity. (2) Can you see why New Hampshire Spine and Sport wants to help you get a better night’s sleep. Your Southern New Hampshire back pain relief treatment plan may be hindered if you don’t get some good sleep!
So how can you get some good sleep regardless of your bustling Southern New Hampshire lifestyle? Keep the lights low in the bedroom. Eat early and light. Sip your wine early and slowly. (Alcohol decreases deep sleep.) Eat sleep-inducing foods like carbs and protein containing tryptophan, an amino acid that converts to sleep-promoting serotonin. Take your hot bath earlier (not right before bed because your body then wants to cool down which takes energy and isn’t sleep inducing). Do some yoga stretching and breathing. (3) New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows you can implement a few of these sleeping tips into your routine!
So if back pain is keeping you awake at night and even pestering you during the day, contact New Hampshire Spine and Sport today. Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic back pain relief plan may set you on the course to better sleep and control of your back pain which includes getting your ZZZ’s!