With 2017 rapidly approaching, you may be considering your options for a New Year’s resolution. Many people want to lose weight, or give up sugar… this list goes on and on… That said, if you are someone who suffers from chronic pain, you may want to focus on something a bit more simple.
Your sleep habits may be affecting your pain, and while uninterrupted sleep would make all of the difference, sometimes that’s easier said than done.
One way to begin this process is to regulate the time in which you go to bed and wake up.
A routine can drastically help you get back on track!, you can take a hot bath, adjust the light or temperature, get a great new book, and get in the habit of falling asleep at a decent hour.
Here are some other ideas that might just help you break your bad sleep cycle:
- Consider getting out of bed and doing something else if you haven’t fallen asleep after 30 minutes.
- Consider taking an over the counter natural, like Valerian root or Melatonin.
- Invest in a mattress and pillow that support your spine and help you stay comfortable.
- Try to avoid too much screen time right before bed.
What works for someone else, might not work for you! It is up to you to develop a routine that will lead to better sleep.
A chiropractor in Vancouver WA can offer many different suggestions to help you create good sleep habits this year! Hopefully with us on your side, you can achieve your New Year’s Resolution this year!