Gravity and Sleep Injuries

Gravity and Sleep Injuries

Throughout your day, gravity pushes on your whole body, constantly. You actively resist gravity all day long by consciously walking upright, standing straight and holding your head up.  Gravity works against you when you sleep, too, aggressively trying to crumple you up into a ball. The difference is, while sleeping, you cannot actively resist it. Gravity is why it’s so easy […]

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 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. […]