Thursday, October 17, 2019

Immediate Improvements in Sleep with Chiropractic Care

Sleep is vital to our overall health.  During sleep, our bodies are at work recovering from the day and restoring function to all systems.  Poor quality sleep or interrupted sleep cycles can result in numerous dysfunction throughout the body.  In infants and children, poor quality sleep can lead to social, emotional, physical, and cognitive developmental issues.  In adults, poor sleep can lead to a weakened immune system, mood issues, high blood pressure, weight gain, increased risk of heart disease, low sex drive, memory issues, and over time increases your risk for diabetes.  In my office, the number one thing patients state improves after their first adjustment is sleep quality.  Especially in pediatric populations, by adjusting the spine sleep is immediately improved.
A 2019 case report following a 7-month old infant who was only sleeping for 2-3 hour increments at night.  Her parents sought out chiropractic care to see if it could improve her sleep schedule.  Gentle, specific adjustments improved the baby's sleep to 8-9 hour increments and mom reported improvement in the baby's mood and energy during the day after just the second visit! With short-term continued care, the sleep disorder was completely resolved and the child also became a better eater and bowel movements were more regular as well.
Adults also see quick improvements in their sleep cycles immediately after starting chiropractic care.  According to the CDC, over 50 million people suffer with sleep disturbances, and the drug Ambien alone was prescribed 38 million times over the last 4 years.  Chiropractic care offers a drug-free approach for sleep issues.  By removing interference to the nervous system, the body is allowed to heal properly and restore itself during the sleep cycle.  No side effects, no drowsiness, no invasive procedures needed to improve your quality of sleep when you try chiropractic care!

Yours in Health,

Dr. Nicholas J. Knutson, DC


10917 Black Dog Ln., Suite 101 

Charlotte, NC 28214

Tel (704) 394-8556

Fax (704) 395-8556

"If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special." JV

Porter, M., & Alcantara, J., (2019). Resolution of Sleep Disorder in an infant undergoing Chiropractic Care: Case Report & Review of the Literature. J. Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, 87-90.

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