sleepdisturbance1Not sleeping well?

Even though you were sleeping all through the night, you may be experiencing sleep disturbances. There are over 70 different types of sleep disorders. They are all categorized into three areas: lack of sleep, disturbed sleep, and excessive sleep.

Sleep disturbances occur throughout the night without your realization; this can be caused by many different problems. Keeping your body in shape, dieting correctly, removing caffeine, and developing a good lifestyle can correct these problems.

Everyone is different, and your Chiropractor can help.

There are stages in your sleep that your body must go through to achieve a good night sleep; in fact there are 5. These stages cycle over and over throughout the night.

Stage 1 – Light sleep and relaxation of the muscles. (can wake up)
Stage 2 – Activity in the brain slows and eye movement stops.
Stage 3 – Brain waves become slow (delta waves) and small quick waves occur.
Stage 4 – Brain waves are all delta wave.
Stage 5 – (REM) Rapid Eye Movement – dreams occur.

It usually takes about one and a half hours to complete one cycle. Sleep is needed for your body to function properly, so take care of yourself and do what it takes to achieve a good night's sleep.