Better Sleep For 2023

Last updated on January 19, 2023

We can all think of someone in our life that doesn’t have the best sleeping pattern whether that be by choice or really struggles getting to sleep or staying asleep. When we talk about fatigue, brain fog and feeling run down we often think of ourselves and are all too familiar with missing a good night’s sleep. Did you know that by incorporating a consistent sleep ritual and staying well-adjusted you can actually improve your energy and ensure your body is working as efficiently as possible? 

 

When we assess why our health as a society is decreasing it can often be due to lack of knowledge or even lack of implementation. Sleep plays a very important role in your overall health and wellbeing. Research has shown that chronic lack of sleep is linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue as well as obesity! It doesn’t stop there, with countless other health risks it directly influences your overall mental and physical energy bank as well as the overall function of your immune system.  

 

When you sleep, your nervous system and master control system – the brain are working hard to prepare you for the upcoming day as well as replenishing, rejuvenating and recovering from the prior day. 

 

Good news – Getting just 7-8 hours sleep every night can allow your body to function better and feel better on a day to day basis.

BENEFITS OF ENOUGH SLEEP

  • feel more energized 
  • experience less fatigue
  • reduce risk of obesity, high blood pressure and heart disease
  • improve immune function and decrease your chances of getting sick 
  • recover well from the stresses of the prior day 
  • Improve mood 
  • Improve energy levels
  • Getting into routine can actually improve sleep quality and quantity 
  • Help with digestive issues by replenishing important nutrients and cells

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP

  • go to bed at the same time each night
  • avoid blue light – you can buy blue light blocker glasses but even better is to have red lens glasses (these can be purchased through the SD Protocol Website)
  • Meditate or actively take some time to relax and destress after the day 
  • Avoid sugar and caffeine in the late afternoon and evening 
  • Get adjusted so your nervous system is functioning at its best and you’re not struggling due to aches and pains. 

 

If aches and pains are keeping you up at night, please reach out to your local chiropractor so that you don’t have to suffer and miss out on the endless list of benefits of a good night’s sleep.

Science Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. June 7, 2017, Harvard Health Publishing. January 2006

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