Is Getting Enough Sleep Really that Important?

The short answer to the title of this blog: Yes. A resounding “Yes” as a matter of fact. Scorca Chiropractic would like to remind our patients and readership that getting 7-9 hours of restful sleep is essential.

Why? Well, there’s more than one reason.

First, your brain needs to recharge after the days events and detoxify itself, not to mention cleanse itself of plaque that gathers from chemicals, environmental toxins, and even stress. This plaque that gathers around the brain can have detrimental effects.

Don’t believe us? Amyloid proteins (clumps of beta-amyloid — which is part of a protein found normally in the brain) can end up clumping together, forming plaque that can disrupt nerve cell communication and cause detrimental brain inflammation.

Second, your body is regenerating during the sleep process. Your blood flows at a rate that it doesn’t during your waking hours, which promotes rehabilitation, even in areas of injury. In short, we heal ourselves in our sleep!

Getting enough sleep will also improve your mood and promote a healthy lifestyle. Contact Holmes Chiropractic today to learn how our adjustments can even help insomnia patients finally get a restful night of sleep.

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