Tallahassee Chiropractor-Massage Therapist Discusses The Importance of Sleep

Posted by Dr. Eric Pragle, DC, LMT

Sleep is vital to health as our bodies and minds have the opportunity to regenerate and heal themselves naturally, as we sleep.

Trouble sleeping? Are you feeling tired much of the day? Do you drink lots of caffeine to stay awake? If so, you are not alone.  An estimated 50-70 million adults in America suffer from a sleep problem or sleep disorder.  When you suffer from a sleep problem, it can be hard to move or focus on simple daily tasks.  Many people with sleep problems/disorders also suffer with migraines, tension headaches, Temporomandibular joint (TMJ), neck pain, back pain, obesity and chronic fatigue.

Sleep Problems often begin after one or more head and neck traumas such as car accidents, concussions, slip and fall, sports-related whiplash, a significant psychological stress or surgery. Many medications can adversely affect people's sleep.  People suffering from migraines, tension headaches, TMJ, neck pain, back pain or other musculo-skeletal neurological issues often report difficulty falling asleep as well as staying asleep.  However, for some people, sleep problems can accumulate over time without a clear triggering event. An old or worn -out bed can also be a common reason for sleep problems often resulting in neck pain, back pain and hip pain.

Common Symptoms include:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Trouble reaching deep REM sleep
  • Frequent awakening throughout night
  • Difficulty waking in morning
  • Muscle pain
  • Brain fog
  • TMJ Disorder- Jaw clicking or popping
  • Migraines- Headaches
  • Brain fatigue
  • Back Pain
  • Neck pain
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stiffness
  • Back pain

Instead of just managing your sleep problem with medications or caffeine, relieve it!  At Pragle Chiropractic, we focus on gentle anti-aging treatments for sleep problems with the AO Treatment, Back Treatment and Customized Massage Therapy.  The AO Treatment, Back Treatment, and Massage Therapy combination, can offer a solution for sleep problems that are a gentle, natural treatment for people who have tried everything.   Pragle Chiropractic is located on Google Maps .

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