Getting a good night's rest and resting in the right position is key to your overall health and your spine health. Some of us glamorize the grind lifestyle and end up working long hours, which can affect our bodies in numerous ways. Insufficient sleep has also been linked to depression, diabetes, cancer, obesity, increased mortality, and decreased overall productivity and reduced quality of life.
Below are a few ways to help you get a more restful night of sleep.
1.) Cut Caffeine by 3 pm
If you want to get to bed around 9 or 10 pm or in that vicinity, it's important that you're not having an evening cup of coffee or a caffeinated beverage past something like 3pm. Having too much caffeine and having caffeine too late in the day will certainly affect your ability to get a good night of sleep.
Of course, do not exercise right before bed. Instead, make sure that you get plenty of exercises and give yourself time to put your body through physical exertion. You'll be surprised at how good you'll sleep once you start running and hitting the weights consistently.
3.) Read a Book
Reading a book is a great way to relax. And if you read something innocuous instead of something challenging, you'll probably be more compelled to snooze.
If you have any questions about the importance of sleep or how chiropractic care can improve your overall wellness, contact Barton Chiropractic Care today to schedule your consultation.