3 Ways to Get to Sleep

3 Ways to Get to Sleep
Find you’re having trouble getting to sleep?
Consider booking an appointment with our practice.
You’ve darkened your
bedroom. It’s quiet. You’ve set the temperature to a comfortable 68 degrees.
You’ve avoided eating or exercising before bedtime. You get adjusted regularly
to quiet down your nervous system. You’ve avoided the blue light emitted by
your digital device. It’s time to fall asleep.
Now what?
If you’re someone who
has difficulty getting to sleep each night, you’re not alone. Millions of
people worldwide admit to some type of sleep problem. Sleep insufficiency can
contribute to a variety of chronic diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes,
depression, and obesity, as well as cancer, increased mortality, and reduced
quality of life and productivity.
Once you’re lying
down, think about anything but falling asleep. Here are some helpful
1. Starting at your
toes and slowly moving towards your head, focus on contracting and relaxing
your muscles. Repeat as needed.
2. Count your breaths.
Become mindful of each inspiration and expiration as you become aware of the
subtle changes of your lungs expanding and contracting.
3. Visualize some type
of repetitive action, such as swinging a baseball bat, digging with a shovel or
the classic, all-time favorite, counting sheep.
Naturally, getting
stressed about falling asleep is the quickest way to stay awake. If slumber
evades you, get out of bed and read a book. You may also resolve to get more
exercise or consider chiropractic and nutritional care. Call us today at 217-228-2040