Chiropractor and Osteopath
Get A Better Night’s Sleep With
Sleep has a crucial role to play in our overall feeling of
well-being, and sleeping well is important because it
contributes to our physical health, mental health, our
alertness and our quality of life. Prolonged periods of
time without proper sleep and rest can ultimately lead
to chronic health problems, as well as affecting how
well we think, learn and respond to the world around
us, and can also affect the quality of our relationships.
Any number of different factors
can prevent us from getting a
good night’s sleep. It may be that
you have an irregular routine
that involves going to bed late,
or rising early. Your sleep may be
affected as a result of stimulants,
such as coffee, food and
alcohol. Stress or anxiety may be
disrupting your sleep patterns.
However, it is very often our
physical environment that
determines the quality of our
sleep. For instance, our bedrooms
may be too warm or too cold,
not allowing our bodies to lose
the heat that they need to, or
alternatively dropping our body
temperature too low. Physical
discomfort as the result of an
uncomfortable pillow can also be
a significant factor in preventing
our sleeping well. This is because
our muscles and limbs are unable
to relax properly as we enter the
first stages of sleep, and missing
out on any part of the sleep cycle
will have a deleterious effect 0n
the overall quality of our rest.
Therapeutic pillows can
therefore be an invaluable aid to
those who don’t sleep well. They
are designed so as to increase
your comfort levels while
sleeping, making it easier both
to fall asleep and to remain in a
healthy sleep cycle by not waking
up during the night.
Therapeutic pillows can enhance
the quality of your sleep because
they are constructed so as to
help you to breathe more easily
by supporting your head and
neck more effectively. In addition,
a therapeutic pillow can provide
additional support and comfort
for anyone suffering from neck
or shoulder pain, key inhibitors of
deep and restful sleep.
There are different types of
therapeutic pillows available that
can help to meet different needs.
For instance, some therapeutic pillows are designed so as to support
your neck and head while you sleep by having one side higher than
the other. This means that your spine is aligned more naturally and so
your posture is better and your overall level of comfort is enhanced.
Additionally, this promotes easier breathing, good for overall physical
health, but also of particular benefit to asthma sufferers.
You can also find therapeutic pillows that mould to your body shape,
thereby allowing your weight to be distributed more evenly. This
means that you move less during the night and so your sleep is
interrupted less often. The pillow has a cut out section which gives
relief to your head and shoulders and supports your neck while you
sleep, a benefit of which is that your airways are freer and you can
breathe more easily, which also helps your circulation.
We are able to offer expert advice and guidance as to the type of
therapeutic pillow that is best suited to your needs, and what style of
pillow will help to address your specific sleeping problem.
Amber Laris is a long-established chiropractor
and osteopath with a popular practice in the
heart of the Adelaide CBD, and is a member of
the Chiropractic Association of Australia (CAA)
and the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of
Australasia (COCA). Amber is dedicated to helping
her patients find a natural way to health and wellbeing, so please contact her to discover more
about the benefits of chiropractic and osteopathy,
or to arrange a consultation.
Level 2, 33 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA, 5000
Telephone: (08) 8221 6100
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