Sleep: The Body’s Maintenance Time in Tinley Park

Sleep: The Body’s Maintenance Time in Tinley Park

Sleep in Tinley Park IL

We live in a fast-paced, hectic world bent on success and any means of finding it. Burning the candle at both ends is admired and going on little sleep seems to be a badge of honor. Well, maybe the early bird catches the worm and those that work 80 hours a week will get ahead financially, but all will be for not when the health consequences of poor sleep habits catches up. Many health problems, including chronic back or neck pain, can be partially to blame on lack of sleep.

Top Tinley Park chiropractor explains how sleep is your body’s maintenance time. You wouldn’t run a piece of equipment non-stop without ever shutting it down for regular maintenance, right? If you did, you could expect the lifespan of that equipment to be lessened. The same holds true for your body. Sleep deprivation depletes immunity, accelerates aging and contributes to a more rapid deterioration of your body as a whole, including your spine. This can lead to chronic neck or back pain.

While you are sleeping, your body is working hard to restore itself. It’s sort of like the night shift at a store. Just like a store has little if any business overnight allowing the night shift to clean and restock shelves without being bothered by customers, your body uses less energy to keep itself going (because all you are doing is sleeping) and more energy to focus on cleaning and restocking. Your cells are repaired or destroyed and replaced.

When you have chronic neck or back problems, sleep may be difficult due to pain and discomfort, but now more than ever, you need your 8 hours of sleep! Chiropractic Wellness of Tinley Park in Tinley Park wants you to try a few of the following recommendations to find better sleep!

  • Is your mattress or pillow keeping you awake and/or causing back and neck problems? Having a good, firm mattress and quality pillow to keep your spine aligned correctly can make all the difference.
  • When shopping for a new mattress, you should take your sleeping partner with you. Lie on the bed for several minutes and change positions so you know the mattress works for both of you.
  • If you can’t afford a new mattress right now, try firming up the bed with a piece of plywood under the box spring. Often times, you can buy mismatched mattresses and box springs for a discounted price.

Take a relaxing bath before bed with a several drops of lavender oil in the water. Light some soothing candles and listen to calming music.

Your Tinley Park, IL chiropractor can help you find better sleep through treatment for your chronic neck or back pain. Start down a pain free path today!

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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Chiropractic Wellness of Tinley Park
17314 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 444-4344