As the weather cools down and the cold and flu season begins, it's an opportune time to consider the proactive steps we can take to support our health. In this blog, we delve into the insights gleaned from a study where participants were deliberately exposed to a rhinovirus and quarantined for a week. Participants that slept less than 7 hours a night were likelier to get sick and those with poor sleep efficiency, such as struggling to fall or stay asleep, were nearly 5 times more likely to get sick. This showcases the impact of sleep duration on susceptibility to illness as the findings suggest that sleep deprivation can negatively affect your body’s immune response.
Experts recommend aiming for at least seven hours of uninterrupted sleep as a foundational step in supporting your immune system. Establishing healthy sleep habits becomes crucial in mitigating the risk of falling prey to illnesses, especially when exposed to pathogens. For those grappling with sleep-related challenges, implementing a bedtime routine can be a game-changer. Creating a comfortable, cool sleep environment, discontinuing food intake two to three hours before bedtime, and minimizing screen exposure are proven strategies to enhance sleep quality. However, optimizing your sleep regimen is just one aspect of a holistic approach to well-being. Enter chiropractic care—beyond addressing dysfunction and discomfort chiropractic adjustments have shown promise in positively influencing sleep quality and duration. At the core of chiropractic philosophy lies the belief that restoring balance to the musculoskeletal system can have far-reaching effects, including promoting better sleep patterns.
Dysfunction and restriction in the musculoskeletal system can manifest as discomfort and soreness, impacting not only daily activities but also the ability to achieve restful sleep. At Summit Sports Chiropractic & Rehab we look to aim to break this cycle by addressing the root causes of physical discomfort. As the musculoskeletal system regains balance and function individuals may find relief from discomfort and experience a more restful and rejuvenating sleep. Our certified sports chiropractor employs multiple effective, evidence-based treatment techniques to target areas of dysfunction, working to restore mobility and alleviate discomfort. The positive impact of chiropractic care on sleep quality sets off a chain reaction that extends beyond the realm of physical well-being. A body that enjoys better sleep is more resilient and better equipped to fend off common cold viruses and other health challenges. By addressing dysfunction and discomfort, chiropractic care emerges as a comprehensive approach to enhancing both musculoskeletal health and overall well-being.
Prioritizing your musculoskeletal health is a pivotal step towards achieving not only physical comfort but also improved sleep quality—a crucial factor in fortifying your immune system. If you find yourself grappling with poor sleep habits, consider taking a holistic approach to wellness. At Summit Sports Chiropractic & Rehab we are committed to providing personalized care aimed at addressing your unique needs. Through chiropractic adjustments, myofascial release, rehabilitative exercise and more our expert chiropractor works to alleviate immediate concerns and enhance your overall well-being, including the quality of your sleep. Take the initiative to invest in your health today—schedule your free phone consultation with Summit Sports Chiropractic & Rehab and embark on a journey toward a more balanced and resilient you. Come elevate your performance with us.