When it comes to sleep, many of us write it off in lieu of being productive, or maybe burning some of that midnight oil.

Sure, this is behavior that probably won’t bite you initially, but, over time, you’re doing yourself a big time disservice if you’re getting anything less than 7-9 hours of sleep on a consistent basis.

Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center goes over some of the regenerative benefits of good sleep.

Brain Power Boost

Sleeping deeply and soundly charges up the brain and helps it detoxify itself and rid itself of plaque that, over time and as it builds up, has been shown to contribute to harsh conditions like Alzheimer’s.

Muscle Repair

When you get that deep sleep you need, your body oxygenates and increases its blood flow, especially muscles and joints that are recovering or in need of repair.

Better Mood

When you get a good night of rest, you’ll wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready to start a new day. 7-9 hours of sleep each night will have you in a better mood and experiencing less stress and anxiety.

Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center to learn more about how our treatments can help you get a better night of sleep on a nightly basis.

Sometimes you can’t always make it to your local chiropractor for an adjustment, which we’re finding out firsthand during these times.

However, there are a few things you can do at home that will make you more comfortable and will help you manage a variety of pains that can occur in the back, neck, and legs.

Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center provides drug-free treatments that help deal with a variety of conditions, like lower back pain, sciatica, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

When you’re at home during this time, make sure that you start each day with a good stretch. You can turn to YouTube for a variety of resources and Yoga tutorials that will help you manage any tension and certain minimal types of pain in your back and neck.

Over the course of the day, try to incorporate exercises that engage your core and make sure that you’re eating healthy — good, clean, whole foods (and plenty of veggies). Eating carb-heavy foods and foods packed with processed sugar will increase your inflammation, which will aggravate pain in the body.

Maintaining good posture is a good way to strengthen your back and to minimize wear and tear experienced throughout the day as well.

Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center to learn more about how our treatments can help you deal with neck and back pain today.