Be Rested: Tips for Better Rest

We’re always searching for the best ways to get better sleep and feel more rested throughout the week. Here are our best suggestions (that we use too!) to help you get better rest.

1. Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a wonderful holistic way to help your body get better rest. It can help produce melatonin, your body’s natural hormone that induces sleep. Acupuncture can also lessen anxiety, body pain, and other factors that lead to restless nights.

It can even help beat insomnia if you’re experiencing chronic restlessness symptoms. Our acupuncturist, Jalashree Pradhan, says that one acupuncture session can feel like the equivalent of 4 hours of rest.

2. Chiropractic adjustments

It can be shocking to unknowingly discover the amount of stress you’re carrying in your muscles, joints, and body as a whole. That’s why many people don’t realize how chiropractic adjustments can lead to a better night’s sleep. Sleep.org noted that one-third of patients reported immediate sleep improvements after having an adjustment.

If you’re having trouble sleeping, a chiropractic adjustment can help remove stress, muscle tension, and malalignments that have built up in your body over time. Just a few adjustments over a 15-minute session can help you get better sleep at night and feel more rested overall.

3. Keep it cool

There’s a reason most people say they get better sleep in the winter: cooler temperatures help your body dip into deep sleep easier and faster than warmer rooms. Your body has a natural temperature cycle throughout the day which sees your body warming up in the afternoon and cooling off before sleep.

Cooler temps also signal to your body that it’s time to produce melatonin. It’s recommended to keep your room anywhere from 60-68 degrees to help your body sink into restful sleep.

4. Meditation before bed

If your mind is racing from your busy days or can’t stop thinking about all the things you need to do tomorrow, try a meditation app. Calm and Headspace are two great apps that help you meditate, practice mindfulness, and ease your way into a restful night’s sleep.

Both apps feature guided meditations on a wide range of subjects, including anxiety, prioritization, sleep, and more that can help you mentally process your day and get ready for a healthy night’s rest.

5. Melatonin supplement

Melatonin supplements are a 100% safe, natural, and effective way to help your mind and body ease into a restful night so you can reach deeper sleep cycles. According to the Mayo Clinic, you’re also less likely to become physically dependent on melatonin supplements like you would a sleep-inducing drug, since your body is already producing the hormone.

Have a question about how we can help you get better rest? Give us a call at (612) 922-8100.

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