Everyone experiences problems sleeping from time to time. In fact, insomnia affects one of out every three people at some point in their lives. But, at what point does a bout of trouble sleeping turn into a sleep disorder? And if you do develop a sleep disorder, what are the best avenues for reversing the condition? From common sleep disorders like insomnia to more serious conditions like sleep apnea, Chiropractic Neurology offers a safe and effective treatment to help you return to healthy sleep patterns.
Types of Sleep Disorders
There are many different types of sleep disorders that stop us from falling asleep or staying asleep, and in turn, cause extreme daytime sleepiness. Snoring, insomnia, sleep apnea, sleep paralysis, narcolepsy, seasonal affective disorder and even restless leg syndrome make the list of the most common sleep disorders along with several other conditions. While some of these conditions can be frustrating, others can be downright scary. Sleepwalking, sleep eating, night terrors and other conditions known as parasomnias, which involve unconscious complex, goal-directed behaviors can become dangerous to the person experiencing the condition and lead to a host of unwanted effects.
Effects of Lack of Sleep
No doubt, you are already familiar with some of the effects of lack of sleep. Feeling tired, cranky and having trouble concentrating are common the day after a night of too little sleep. Sleep disorders can also lead to long-term effects including decreased memory, difficulty with problem-solving or creativity, changes in mood and an increased risk of accidents. In addition, extended sleep deprivation can bring about health issues that include weight gain and high blood pressure, a weak immune system and increased risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Help for Sleep Disorders
If you suffer from a sleep disorder, you are not alone. In fact, according to the American Sleep Association, as many as 50-70 million Americans have some form of a sleep disorder. With so many people experiencing sleep disorders, there is great need for effective and drug-free options to help. Chiropractic Neurology is a simple yet powerful form of treatment that does not rely on drugs or invasive techniques. By combining chiropractic adjustments with the intricate knowledge of how the brain and nervous system work together to restore and repair the body, your Chiropractic Neurologist will seek to uncover the underlying cause of your particular sleep disorder. Then, using techniques tailored to your individual needs, your doctor can restore spinal stability, fix posture through proper muscle and ligament alignment and restore balance to the body, making a huge difference in the way we rest and the quality of sleep. If you suspect that you may be experiencing a sleep disorder, discuss your symptoms with your doctor. If you would like a consultation or to learn more about how Chiropractic Neurology can help you, contact the team at Georgia Chiropractic Neurology Center today.