Eugene Chiropractor says “Get Those ZZZs!” for Your Back’s Sake!

Get your ZZZ’s!

Sleep is important to good health. Chiropractic’s goal is health for our Eugene clients, especially those suffering with back pain and neck pain. New research reveals that a bad night’s sleep may actually keep back pain’s intensity high. That’s not good news for our Eugene back pain patients! Getting a good night’s rest with lots of ZZZ’s may be tricky for some, but Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic just wants you to see that good sleep is beneficial. (1) Here are just a few benefits: 

  • Reduces 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 connected. Poor sleep leads to higher pain intensity. (2)  Can you see why Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic wants to help you get a better night’s sleep. Your Eugene back pain relief treatment plan may be impaired if you don’t get some good sleep!

So how can you get some good sleep despite your busy Eugene 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) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is certain you can implement a few of these sleeping tips into your routine!

So if back pain is keeping you awake at night and even bothering you during the day, contact Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic today. Your Eugene 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!

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