What is your greatest asset? Your health perhaps? Without our health we can enjoy little. Your body--your mind--requires sleep. Amazingly, the latest scientific research shows that lack of sleep is causing our physical health, longevity, and emotional well-being to be diminished at a fast rate. Research from the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School shows that over time, chronic sleep deprivation can lead to serious medical conditions including obesity, diabetes, heart disease and early death. When we lack sleep, we can become anxious; have mood swings, weight gain, memory loss, high blood pressure and decreased work and physical performance.
In this Ted talk, neuroscientist Jeff ILiff talks about another reason sleep is vital--the process the brain uses to take in nutrients and then remove the waste is only during sleep. Alzheimer patients have been shown to have a higher amount of this waste product. As we get older we require less sleep due in part to the fact that our body becomes more efficient at repairing itself and doesn't have to expend as much energy on growth. For example an infant needs 15 to 16 hours of sleep per day--teenager needs 8 to 9 and an adult needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep.
Although our bodies stop growing as we age, stress--poor eating, inactivity or prolonged repetitive motion, and emotional stress keep our bodies from getting cellular repair when we are not getting enough sound sleep. We are constantly bombarding our systems with insufficient fuel and improper environment for deep restorative sleep. Your nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) controls and coordinates everything in your body and mind. When there is a subluxation or bone out of place in the spine, it can affect the function of the body. Insomnia can be a symptom of spinal mis-alignment. The best Gilbert Chiropractic for insomnia help is available to answer your questions and become part of your wellness team.
Before taking perscriptions drugs, that have unwanted side effects, call 480-325-6977 to schedule a free consultation with the best Gilbert Chiropractic for Insomnia help--Foresight Chiropractic Wellness Center for safe, natural treatment. The doctors are board certified in an upper cervical specialty, Atlas Orthogonal. Gentle, precise care for the entire family. No popping and cracking!