Why an Upper Cervical Adjustment in Los Angeles Helps You Sleep Deeply
Many patients ask me to treat their back or neck pain, and after I give them an Upper Cervical adjustment in Los Angeles they return and tell me about another added benefit - they slept soundly.
Aligning vertebrae at the brain stem level is a scientifically proven method that promotes natural healing. Read more to see why removing nerve interference at the brainstem level helps you sleep deeply.
Rest for Good Health
Your body is designed to slow down after the sun sets so that you can get a good night's sleep which has tremendous health benefits.
A deep, slow-wave sleep replenishes our body's energy levels.
When you're sleeping well, your brain coordinates the production of new cells throughout your body. A lack of sleep reduces the quality of cell production and as a result you can expect your body "ages." So "beauty sleep" rings true.
Sleep does more than prevent us from having dark circles under our eyes. It strengthens connections between the brain cells, consolidating memories and what we've learned.
Don't Become Sleep Deprived
My office is close to the University of Southern California in downtown Los Angeles and the different condos and dorms that students live in. Many of them could benefit from an alignment. College students are notorious for pulling all-nighters and walk around campus yawning.
A sleep-deprived person can't focus attention optimally and can't learn efficiently. A Havard University article on sleep, Why Sleep Matters: Benefits of Sleep, suggests that memory consolidation takes place during sleep through the strengthening of the neural connections that form our memories:
Research suggests that memory consolidation takes place during sleep through the strengthening of the neural connections that form our memories. Although there is no consensus about how sleep makes this process possible, many researchers think that specific characteristics of brainwaves during different stages of sleep are associated with the formation of particular types of memory.
Maximize Your Melatonin in Los Angeles
To show you how fascinating the human body is, consider the importance of Melatonin, a natural hormone made by a gland that's located just above the middle of the brain.
After nighttime falls, around 9 p.m., melatonin levels in the blood rise sharply and you begin to feel like sleeping. Levels stay elevated for about 12 hours and after 9 a.m. the levels of melatonin are barely noticeable.
But so many things interfere with our need to rest.
One of the greatest culprits that rob us of sleep is nerve interference at the brainstem level. In the brainstem, nerve fibers relay messages from the brain to the rest of the body. When the vertebrae are misaligned, they pinch the nerves and reduce their ability to work well. Aches and pains in your joints and hips can make it tough to find a comfortable sleeping position and override the benefits of melatonin.
Finally, if you're having trouble sleeping, don't reach for the pharmaceuticals. Let's correct the problem at the source.
An Upper Cervical adjustment is a proven and healthy alternative to sleeping pills and medications. Stop in to my office for a consultation and learn more. You'll find me in the mid-Wilshire section of Los Angeles, also called Koreatown. Call 213-385-3858.
Get better acquainted with the brainstem and adjustments. Read my free ebook that's available here on my site: Pain Relief the Natural Way: Healing with Upper Cervical Chiropractic.
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