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The Importance of Sleep: Are You Getting Enough?

Proper Sleep is one of the most under-acknowledged aspects of our health. It is the cornerstone of improving our quality of life. We know we need to exercise and eat well, but we don’t prioritize getting enough sleep. Just like water and food, sleep is actually a key “nutrient” our body needs on a daily basis.

Here are some fast facts on why we need sleep:

  • Essential repair and recovery for our brain, our nervous system, all our organs, muscles, etc.
  • Initiates Detoxification and Cleansing of our cells (also known as Autopaghy)
  • Improves organ function
  • Creates and synthesizes hormones


Unfortunately most Americans are not getting the proper sleep that is necessary! Some startling facts about Sleep Deprivation:

  • 70% of Americans suffer from sleep problems, such as insomnia, sleep apnea or narcolepsy
  • Almost 40% of adults sleep less than 6 hours a night
  • Almost 10 million use sleep aids, over the counter or prescription
  • Over 40% have reported to have used sleep medications in the past, whether it be acute or chronic use


What people don’t know is how lack of sleep is a HUGE stress to our entire body.

Sleeping less than 6 hours for one night is enough to negatively affect your health!

Sleep Deprivation Effects:

  • Lowered Cognitive/Brain Function
  • Loss of brain tissue
  • Decrease in memory
  • Depressed Moods and erratic mood swings
  • Decrease in overall repair and recovery of body
  • Low energy and fatigue
  • Imbalance of hormones
  • Weakened Immune System
  • Increased Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

Long Term effects increases your risk of:

  • Getting sick more frequently and decreased recovery
  • Weight Gain
  • Insulin Resistance and Diabetes
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Heart Attack & Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke

As you can see, Sleep is the foundation for everything! Without consistent & quality rest, your entire health will suffer and you won’t be able to live optimally.

In conjunction with chiropractic care, we recommend everyone get at least 7 hours of sleep (8-9 is optimal) per night to support the functioning of the nervous system & improve the healing process. Get more sleep…get feeling better, faster!

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