Sleep Better for Better Health
One of the most overlooked aspects of living a healthy lifestyle is getting the proper amount of high-quality sleep every night.
Research clearly shows that deep (REM) sleep is necessary for optimal performance of the Endocrine System, which is responsible for detoxification and de-acidification during the evening hours when other functional systems are at rest.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore found that getting less sleep or sleeping poorly was tied to an increase in brain levels of beta-amyloid, a toxic protein that builds up and forms plaques in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s. Using brain scans, they found that those who said they got the least sleep -- under five hours a night -- or who slept fitfully had higher levels of beta-amyloid in the brain than those who slept over seven hours a night.
So how can you improve your sleep naturally and holistically?
The following health therapies offered at Foresight Chiropractic Wellness Center help to align the body and release stress, which is essential to sleeping well each night.
Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic. This upper cervical Chiropractic specialty utilizes very precise and gentle adjustments to align the spine on the top bone known as the Atlas. When the Atlas is misaligned, the body's natural immune system can be compromised and can lead to other health complaints like poor sleep, headaches, and migraines, and digestive issues to name just a few.
BEMER Vascular Therapy. BEMER is a patented medical device that sends a very specific PEFM signal to the capilleries to improve blood circulation through microcirculation. This effect has been shown to reduce muscle aches and pains, improve the immune system, enhance sleep, and improve mental acuity.
BrainTap. Guided meditation is a proven stress-buster and an important lifestyle activity to have in your health and wellness toolbox. BrainTap has more than 400 programs of meditation to help you quickly and easily relax, re-boot and revitalize. With BrainTap, you put on a special headset that provides sounds, words and pulsing light of your meditation. You can choose programs that help you improve your emotional, physical and spiritual well-being and to help support healthy sleep.
At Foresight Chiropractic, our senior massage therapists offer a variety of therapeutic massage treatments. Massage helps to improve relaxation and circulation while reducing and eliminating stress, muscle tension, aches and pain, and stiffness in the body.
For more information, call the Valley’s premier Wellness Center at 480-325-6977. The caring doctors are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialists and Certified Practitioners in Advanced Muscle Integration Technique. For over 21 years they have been successfully helping patients reclaim and optimize their health. Call to schedule a free consultation with the doctor and mention this article and enjoy a complimentary BEMER and BrainTap session. Sweet dreams!