Feeling like you’re not getting enough zzz’s? If pain and backaches are keeping you up or keeping you restless during the night chiropractic adjustments may help. Chiropractic adjustments have been cited to improve the levels or cortisol, the stress hormone, and blood flow . This in turn improves your circadian rhythms. You’ll find that after a few adjustments you’ll feel less stress and less pain. “It also improves the blood flow in the nervous system and corrects any misalignments, or sublaxations in the spine. These subluxations compress the nerves and cause lack of communication between the spine and the brain. These subluxations lead to a process called stress response which puts the body out of balance and do not let the body rest. A well trained chiropractor will adjust these subluxations with safe and careful techniques to get your body to function normally.” Chiropractic care also encompasses your lifestyle habits. Here are a couple of common sense strategies that can also improve your sleep: • Limited intake of caffeine • Eating dinner before six in the evening • Avoiding television and computer time an hour before bed • Staying active by doing regular exercises (not too close to bedtime) • Avoiding excess alcohol • Investing in a good supportive mattress and pillow that support your spine • And most importantly setting a daily routine Finally, get regularly adjusted! Happy dreams!