Sleep is one of the most important health measures we have. Poor sleep quality has been proven to result in poor physical health, poor memory and increased risk of mental illness.

In order to fall asleep, the body needs to become cooler, flaccid and deeply relaxed. Strain patterns that have developed slowly, and to which you have become habituated and so almost imperceptible, will nevertheless be causing problems.

If you’re having issues with sleep, come and see one of our highly trained Osteopaths and Chiropractors to improve the quality of your sleep.

Insomnia is a real problem in our society, and one that actually reduces productivity, your quality of life and longevity.

At CSO we know that as time passes and joints throughout the body stiffen up, our minds habituate to the discomfort and poor mobility and patients may not be aware of the strains that their body carries.

To fall asleep you need to become completely relaxed; your body temperature needs to drop and your tension and even low levels of discomfort need to dissipate. But that can’t happen if there are strain patterns that are keeping your myofascial tissues spasmed or tense. You’ll think it’s the pillow, that it’s your mind racing, that you need a new mattress... and while that may be true, it’s no mistake that patients report wonderful sleep follows their osteopathic treatment. That’s all we can report because our evidence is entirely anecdotal, but we’ll stick to it.

So just check -

  • Can you turn your head in both directions with ease and equally?
  • Does your neck hurt?
  • Do you have a tender lump at the base of the neck?
  • Are you unable to twist your rib cage side to side easily and equally?
  • Does your low back hurt? Do pain killers help you sleep?

If yes to any of these questions, we suggest you consider that your poor sleep may have a mechanical cause.


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