Last night, did you fall asleep immediately, sleep deeply, and then wake up refreshed and ready for the day?
Possibly not; poor sleep, feeling tired and foggy is a common complaint.
Even though we often joke about being tired or proud of how little sleep we get, lack of sleep is a serious health issue. Lack of sleep is related to practically every health care issue out there; from obesity to dementia to fibromyalgia to cancer.
So how do you improve sleep?
Change some habits.
Here a number of things that will each change your ability to get a good nights sleep. If you can work on them all, great! Change a few at a time and you will begin to notice you are getting much better sleep. Eventually you’ll get them all and you will be a new person!
- Go to bed at approximately the same time every night.
- Make your bedroom cool, dark and quiet.
- Stop watching the news before bed.
- No TV in the bedroom.
- Get off the computer two hours before bedtime.
- Get some exercise during the day, particularly cardiovascular.
- Drink chamomile tea before bedtime.
- Get chiropractic adjustments regularly.
If changing some or all of these habits doesn’t help, let’s figure out the cause. Give us a call and let’s determine what is causing your sleeping issues.
Check out the November Columbus Monthly magazine- they have an interesting article on sleep and stress and YES they even interviewed us for ideas.
Dr. Julia Keiser