We all have occasional nights where our minds wander, and we just can’t sleep. But if it becomes a nightly regular thing it can merge into insomnia and even into sleep deprivation.
It’s vital to address it with your doctor because our bodies need sleep to heal and function properly. Sleep induces rest, repair, and function. Over time lack of sleep can do damage and harm our health, both mental and physical.
Losing sleep doesn’t just make you foggy headed during the day it affects the way your neurons and dendrites fire inside of your brain. This can make mundane daily tasks, which usually come to you automatically, more difficult, and even daunting.
Tired neurons fire more slowly and with less actual force. Your brain becomes foggy and unable to process information, especially on a visual level. Therefore, driving when you are overly tired become a particularly dangerous idea. If your reaction time is slowed significantly, it could very easily lead you to be the cause of an accident.
When neurons fire at a slower pace it sets the subject into an almost dreamlike state of being. This suggests that while awake the patient’s brains were trying to doze off, causing mental lapses even while the remainder of the brain is awake and functioning as usual.
Severe and prolonged lack of sleep affects the brain almost in the same way that drinking excessively does. Unfortunately, so far there is no field “sobriety” test for sleeplessness during a traffic stop, even though sleepy drivers are just as dangerous as those found to be inebriated.
If you are having trouble sleeping, there are other answers out there besides prescription sleeping pills which can leave you feeling worse off the next morning and lead to possible addiction over time.
Come into the office of Kaster Chiropractic for a consultation with Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. using the most state of the art chiropractic techniques combined with personalized supplement and nutrition guidance you can help to re-regulate your body’s sleep clock and sleep response so that you can begin operating on all cylinders again.
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Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
The office of Kaster Chiropractic and Associates can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.