Sleep Disturbances:
Helping You Sleep Better

During the deep stages of NREM sleep, the body repairs and regrows tissues, builds bone and muscle, and strengthens the immune system. 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!

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Address Your Lack of Sleep Head-On

Sleep disturbances occur throughout the night without you even knowing it. Even though you were sleeping all through the night you may be experiencing sleep disturbances. There are over 70 different types of sleep disorders and are all categorized in three areas: lack of sleep, disturbed sleep, and excessive sleep.

Sleep disturbances occur throughout the night without you even knowing it, this can be caused by many different problems. Keeping a healthy body weight, eating a healthy diet, removing caffeine close to bedtime, and developing lifestyle habits can correct these problems. Everyone is different, and your Chiropractor can help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here we answer the questions related to Chiropractic Care and sleep problems that we’ve been asked over the years. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Don’t be shy! Feel free to reach out to us and ask us anything.

There are several non-medical ways that you can improve your sleep cycle. Stick to a consistent sleep schedule, pay attention to what you eat and drink, create a restful environment, limit daytime naps, include physical activity in your daily routine, and manage your anxiety levels. You can also improve your sleep with chiropractic care. If you often have trouble sleeping at night, a chiropractor can help you assess the underlying causes that may be contributing to your sleep problems.

Interested in improving your sleep through chiropractic care and other holistic methods? Book an appointment with our team!

NREM sleep, or Non-REM sleep, is the first part of your sleep cycle and includes three stages.

  • Stage 1: For about 5 to 10 minutes, your body is in a state of “light sleeping”. Your eye movement and muscle activity begin to slow down.
  • Stage 2: At this stage, your eye movement stops, your heart rate slows, and your body temperature decreases as your body prepare to enter deep sleep.
  • Stage 3: This stage is deep sleep where your brain produces delta waves (very slow brain waves).


Non-REM sleep contributes to your overall health since during these stages, your body build muscle and bone, repairs and regenerates tissue, and strengthens your immune system. As you age, you don’t get as much NREM sleep.

Many people aren’t aware that chiropractic care can be used to improve your sleep cycle. Chiropractic care improves blood flow in the nervous system and it helps correct misalignment or subluxations in the spine. Subluxations can lead to a stress response that can put your body out of balance and as a result, getting a good nights sleep is difficult. Poor sleep can also be attributed to back pain, breathing problems, and restless leg syndrome. Regular visits to a chiropractic can help improve these symptoms you’re experiencing.

If you’re interested in learning more about how our team at LiveWell Health can help you with your sleeping problems, book a consultation today!

Sleep disturbance can be caused by a number of factors such as eating too much before bed, drinking caffeine or alcohol before bedtime, or a bedroom setting that doesn’t promote a relaxing environment (not dark enough, noisy…etc.). Joint and muscle pain can also contribute to sleep disturbances since it may affect your ability to feel relaxed in bed. Being consistent with good sleeping habits is one way to help you get a good night’s sleep.

Experiencing sleep disturbances can impact your day-to-day since you’ll experience daytime fatigue. It can also impact your ability to fall asleep at night. Contact our team at LiveWell Health to learn more about our holistic approach to treating sleep disturbances.