At one time or another we have all had trouble with sleep, getting to sleep, falling asleep, or even just staying asleep. Sometimes we do find sleep but then wake up feeling as though we could sleep even more. There are actually many reasons sleep can affect us. Humfeld Chiropractic can assist with solutions for sleep problems.
Optimally, a number of things are taking place as we sleep and our bodies need a minimum of 7 hours sleep to recover from the activity from the day. Yet in the fast paced world we live in, that can be a challenge. We have children, spouses, and stress. Sometimes just getting to bed at a decent time can be hard.
Our mental activity could prove to be a challenge as well. We have anxieties and concerns that sometimes come up during the sleeping hours. Likewise, even good stress can keep us awake. It can be hard to sleep when you are excited!
The food we are eating could also have an impact. Did we have too much sugar or too many carbohydrates? Perhaps we had a little extra caffeine too late in the day.
Getting a poor nights sleep has side effects that go beyond being tired the next day. It can affect our health in a negative way and in some cases have long-term effects. A person could experience weight gain, food cravings, mood swings, digestive problems and hormonal imbalances. These issues could lead to things as serious as heart disease but can also take a toll on relationships.