Sleep Ergonomics From Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Greenwich
If you are experiencing unsatisfying, non-rejuvenating sleep, a chiropractor at Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Greenwich can help. Below is more information about what kind of mattress and accessories are ergonomically best for you based on your specific body type.
What is Sleep Ergonomics?
Sleep ergonomics takes a comprehensive look at your sleep habits including the furniture and products you use. Dr. Gailes will discover where your pain is coming from by asking questions about your sleep position, the firmness of your mattress and pillows, your sleep accessories and your sleep environment. After going over your health and pain history, and discussing your sleep patterns, Dr. Gailes can give you a diagnosis and treatment plan to alleviate and reduce your neck and back pain.
Why You Need Sleep Ergonomics
incorrectly will misalign your joints, causing all sorts of pain and stress in your body. Sleep issues arise from something as simple as uncomfortable sheets. More complexly, because of an ill-fitting mattress/pillow based on your body and weight, an uncomfortable sleeping atmosphere and the types of food you eat before bedtime.
Mattresses and Pillows
We’ve all heard of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. We want to find you the mattress that is juuuuust right. You want a mattress with a firmness that allows you to keep a straight spine when you’re lying down.
Light-weight: Soft firmness because less support is needed if it’s too firm you’ll discover uncomfortable pressure points, most likely in your hips and shoulders, where blood circulation is lost.
Average weight: Medium firmness. A good test is to slide your hand under your low back. If you can get it in without feeling too much movement it’s a good sign of proper firmness for you.
Heavier weight: Firm mattress because it gives the most support and curves to the body/joints better so you don’t feel like you’re sinking in and misaligning your joints.
A general rule for pillow firmness: keep your head elevated in a position that keeps your spine straight throughout. Tips For Quality Sleep (thesleepdoctor.com)
• Taste – Don’t go to bed hungry
200 cal. Snack 90 mins before bed
High fiber and protein: fruit, oatmeal, peanut butter, cheese
• Smell – Stimulates alertness
Calming, soothing scents: lavender, chamomile, mint
Fresh air: open windows, air filter
• Touch – Clean and cozy
Natural and breathable: cotton, down, linen, silk
Well-fitting, high thread count products for moderate/cool comfort and longevity
• Sight – Darkness cues melatonin, the “sleep hormone”
45 watt, non-halogen, natural light bulbs
• Sound – Eliminate disruptive noises
White noise machine
Effective, least jarring wake-up alarm
How a Chiropractor Can Help Manage and Treat Sleep Ergonomics
A chiropractor can improve your sleep ergonomics through a wellness consultation and chiropractic adjustments. Dr. Gailes can realign your joints through chiropractic manipulations. When your spine and neck are working together and are in the right place, this will take pressure off other parts of your body, relieving the pain you are experiencing.
Call Our Greenwich Chiropractor Today!
Make an appointment today to end your back pain and neck pain. You can visit us at Indian Harbor Chiropractic 209 Bruce Park Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830. You can also reach us by phone at 203-983-5426.