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Sleeping Better Starts with Moving More

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Sleep starts with circulation

Your brain is relying on you! Relying on you to provide it with the nutrients it needs to help you function. At night time, the function your brain wants to provide you with is sleep. You know, the restful, restorative sleep you need to wake up energized and on top of your game the next day. It’s time to realize how hard our brains work for us. Ask yourself: are you doing everything you can to provide your brain with the inputs it needs to sleep? Those inputs are oxygen and nutrients, specifically:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Calcium 
  • Potassium 
  • Vitamin B6

 

Your brain relies on your cardiovascular system to deliver these essential nutrients, which is done by circulation of the blood. By boosting circulation, you ensure that your brain gets the inputs it needs to thrive. At Associates in Chiropractic, we think you’ll find that your brain will take it from there. 

 Circulation starts with movement

Any movement is better than zero movement. Even a quick reaching of the arms toward the sky counts; if you can get out of your chair, all the better. A 10 minute walk is the logical next step- make it a brisk one if you dare. Now your heart rate is rising and your blood is starting to flow more effectively. Soon it will be nourishing all the cells in your body with whatever nutrients you have been consuming, as well as the oxygen you have been breathing in. You get the idea: the more movement the better. At the end of the day, your brain, as it winds down on its circadian rhythm, will have the elements it needs to help you fall and stay asleep. The end result: you reap the benefits of sleep you need and deserve. 

Helping you sleep better in Hackensack

At our office in Hackensack, we believe that sleep is an essential component of wellness; in that regard, helping you sleep better is a primary priority for us. By aligning your spine, and reducing pain, we set the conditions for you to move more and boost circulation. This new year, we are here to help you with all your health challenges; if sleep is one of them, give our office in Hackensack a call to start changing the way you approach bedtime. 

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