Tips Tips from Dr. Herman J.
Glass II on sleeping easier
A variety of health
professionals believe that people who experience occasional sleeplessness can
usually solve their problems by changing to a different mattress, switching the
type of pillow and/or adapting to different sleeping positions.
teach patients correct sleeping positions, to ensure restful sleep. According
to a recent article in the Detroit News on sleep deprivation, the cost of not
getting enough sleep can cause fatigue and can also be measured in countless
ways. Substandard health, inefficient job performance, lost production,
accidents on the job, and deaths on the highway can all be attributed to sleep
deprivation according to the article.
Here Are Some
Tips For Sleeping Easier:
patients use a mattress that fits their body continuity. A mattress should make
uninterrupted contact and distribute pressure evenly across the body-mattress
contact surface. A too-hard mattress has few contact points notably
buttocks and shoulders, so pressure in these areas is very high, leading to
numbing and pain. A too-soft mattress affords continual body contact but lets
the neck-spine line sag, as happens when sleeping on a hammock or a water bed,
causing muscle tension and pain.
A proper pillow
should support your neck as well as your head. This is achieved by filling the
space between neck and mattress, maintaining a straight line between the neck
and spine. A specially designed posture support pillow is used to achieve this
Many patients are
treated for improper sleep postures. When sleeping on your side or back, your
spine is straight. However, when sleeping on your stomach, you usually have one
leg drawn up, and your back is in a twisted position. You eventually suffer
misalignment over a long period, leading to muscular tension.
This has been a courtesy of Glass Chiropractic Health
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