Sleep is important for health and wellbeing, and when you’re well rested, you’re in a better frame of mind in general, helping to battle away low mood and stress-related issues. If you’re you’re not getting enough sleep however, you could be heading towards a slippery slope.
There are many things which can affect your quality of sleep, as well as how much sleep you’re getting, but fibromyalgia is a well-known common cause for sleep-related problems, and those who suffer from this painful and upsetting condition will be able to tell you first-hand how an unbroken night’s sleep is a truly precious thing.
The positive news however is that there are plenty of ways you can relax and relieve pain enough to be able to drop off to the land of nod, as well as using a highly effective treatment method to try and reduce pain on a more long-term basis. If you’ve never heard of chiropractic then maybe you should sit up and take notice.
This highly effective, gentle, and truly holistic treatment method can be used for a variety of different ailments and conditions, however it works particularly well in fibromyalgia because it soothes and releases pain and tension from the muscles, tendons, and joints. Gentle manual manipulations and stretches work well to relieve pain, and also helps the person involved relax, giving precious relief from pain. Teneriffe chiropractic, Dr Scott Wustenberg is experienced and skilled in the huge benefits of chiropractic, as well as offering precious advice on other ways you can relax prior to bed, helping you get a much better night’s sleep.
Here’s a few suggestions.
Cut out the caffeine and alcohol
Basically anything which contains caffeine or alcohol is a stimulant, and when you’re trying to wind down, you don’t want to be getting over-stimulated. Try chamomile tea instead of regular tea or coffee, and avoid anything heavy or spicy before bed.
Create a Zen environment
You’re not going to sleep well if you’re not comfortable where you’re resting. Make it dark, quiet, and comfortably warm/cool. If you like to hear a little background noise, then put on some quiet, soothing music to help you drop off to sleep.
Disconnect from the world
Your mind is not going to be able to switch off if you’re constantly checking your phone, Facebook status, or Twitter feed, so put your phone on silent and leave the laptop in another room.
A warm bath is a relaxing experience but it’s also doubly advantageous in this situation because it eases muscular aches and pains. You could also try a gentle massage before bed too, which will flood your body with those relaxing endorphins to help you zone out and fall asleep.
Fibromyalgia need not take over your life, and if you can grab adequate hours of comfortable sleep then you’re onto the fast track road to not letting this upsetting condition beat you. If you’re interested in how chiropractic treatment could help you beat the pain of fibromyalgia then call the practice now on (07) 4661 9988 Warwick or (07) 3854 0165 Teneriffe to arrange an appointment, and look forward to a more positive, less painful future.