The Best Neck Pillow is an Orthopedic Pillow

The Best Neck Pillow is an Orthopedic Pillow

We are creatures of habit. Unfortunately, this works against us when we want to fix bad habits, like poor neck posture. You can begin by choosing an orthopedic pillow. An orthopedic pillow is the best neck pillow for sleeping, as it’s a device that gently and safely corrects your bad habit of sleeping wrong, and re-positions your neck to be […]

Part 6 Common Sleep Injuries: Hip Injuries

Part 6 Common Sleep Injuries: Hip Injuries

Hip injuries are the trickiest of common sleep injuries, because you will often feel pain in another part of your body. The lower back is most often the scapegoat. For instance, what you think is a lower back injury can turn out to be Piriformis Syndrome. A chiropractor can accurately determine if the cause of […]

Part 5 Common Sleep Injuries: Back Injuries

Part 5 Common Sleep Injuries: Back Injuries

Gravity is not your friend. Life would be easier on the moon. Your posture, even when you are passively sleeping, is still actively fighting against Earth’s pressure on your body. If you have a terrible mattress, don’t have the proper pillow, or are sleeping wrong, you aren’t helping to support your spine, which leads to […]

Part 4 Common Sleep Injuries: Wrist Injury

Part 4 Common Sleep Injuries: Wrist Injury

Babies are so cute when they sleep with their chins cupped into their bent wrists; tiny hands curled into little balls and pulled into their chests. What is not cute, at least to your chiropractor, is an adult sleeping in the fetal position. That much stress on your body just isn’t comfortable or healthy. Best […]

Part 3 Common Sleep Injuries: Elbow injuries

Part 3 Common Sleep Injuries: Elbow injuries

Do you sleep with one arm under your pillow? If you do, you might wake up from time to time with a completely numb, “dead” arm, which feels creepy and frightening. That’s harmless enough, but after time, repeated compression of the nerves that run along your elbow can cause elbow injuries. It’s common to suffer elbow […]

Part 1 Common Sleep Injuries: Neck Injuries

Part 1 Common Sleep Injuries: Neck Injuries

Most neck injuries begin while you sleep. Even if you injure your neck doing some other activity, what you might not realize is that you’ve compromised your neck by sleeping improperly; a more severe injury at this point is inevitable. That’s why it’s crucial that you maintain and support the natural curve of your neck […]

Common Sleep Injuries: A Six-Part Series

Common Sleep Injuries: A Six-Part Series

Optimize. That’s the buzz word for 2014. We fret about how to optimize our diets, workouts, workdays, internet speed, websites, leisure time and investments. This isn’t a judgment on optimizing. It is beneficial to make the most of every waking minute of our day. But what about the minutes when we’re sleeping? Optimize your sleep. […]

Why Do We Sleep?

Why Do We Sleep?

Why do we sleep? Scientists don’t know for certain why we have to sleep, but they do know all of the negatives of sleep deprivation, and the benefits of a good night’s sleep. Too many people get less than seven or eight hours a night of rest, relegating sleep to an inconvenience and a waste […]

Get a Good Nights Sleep

Get a Good Nights Sleep

The copy editor must be nodding off on the job again. Did you notice the missing apostrophe in the title, “Good Nights Sleep?” If you didn’t catch the error, you probably need a good night’s sleep. Small mistakes like this are easy to make when we’re sleep deprived, but losing sleep is far more serious that we […]