posted by Dr. Eric Pragle, DC, LMT
If asked most patients in their life would have a complaint of disrupted sleep at one time or the other. Often they can relate this to a specific event such as a stressful incident or trauma such a emotion difficulty or a car accident. When it is prolonged or chronic problem, the person often becomes concerned because a sleep problem can affect all aspects of a person's life including their relationships, personal health, job, and overall well being.
It is not always obvious what a person does or does not do when they are asleep. This is important when considering the the result of the sleep problem is excessive sleepiness often without of disrupted sleep. Instead the primary concern is tiredness or fatigue. With excessive tiredness there is the obvious disruption of functional ability with daily activities. However, the larger concern is the potential danger of person who is tired and driving a potentially dangerous machine or automobile.
How to determine possible causes or contributing factors which may include
- diet related- alcohol, caffeine, or a food allergy or stimulant
- smoking- especially 2 or more packs a day act as a strong stimulant
- drugs- over-the-counter, medications or recreation drugs
- underlying disorders such as asthma, heart disease
- painful conditions like headaches, migraines, TMJ, neck pain, Back pain, hip pain or nerve related issue
- restless leg syndrome or muscle cramps
- jet lag or long hours working
- stress or possible depression
- psychological disorder
- moderate exercise
If you suspect a sleep problem, it's recommended by Pragle Chiropractic to get your spine checked for spinal misalignment which may be irritated the nerves along your spine and making your muscles tense. The combined AO treatment with a good deep tissue massage has help alleviate sleep problems for many people. Please book your appointment at www.praglechiro.comLocated at 1820 Riggins Rd. #1 Tallahassee, FL 32308