Everyone loves sleep, but not everyone gets the sleep that they need. Some people try sleeping more, but cannot, while others function on low levels of sleep because of their jobs or by playing too many video games. It’s easy to underestimate the importance of sleep, but many critical body functions happen only during certain stages of sleep. The body prioritizes repair and recovery during sleep, much of which is performed by different parts of the immune system. The immune system not only kills germs but it also assists in garbage cleanup and rebuilding structures within the body. Without sleep, the body cannot perform these vital functions.
Poor sleep so common that up to 80% of the US population has been estimated to suffer from one of the 100 recognized sleep disorders. At Synapse, we identify many patients, even a majority, that have sleep disorders that can be improved with physical interventions like chiropractic adjustments and neurological retraining of muscle tone. With these techniques, we see a high number of our patients improve their sleep in as little as a few weeks. This is a huge boost to those individual’s wellbeing and immune function.