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Quality Sleep? Let’s clean that up!

By Cole Muller – CC’s Staff

Quality sleep is something that is hard to come by, but did you know that the quality of your sleep also has a major impact on your pain? According to the literature, poor sleep hygiene may alter our brain’s ability to regulate pain after an injury which can increase the risk of having chronic pain. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to buy that $10,000 bed! Here are 5 tips to maximize your sleep:
 
 
💤 Consistency – going to bed and waking up at the same time every day
💤 Cold – dial your thermostat between 60 to 65 degrees for a deeper sleep
💤 Dark – black out curtains to reduce stimulation to your eyes photoreceptors
💤 Avoid caffeine after noon
💤 Avoid alcohol and spicy foods for 3 hours prior to bedtime
 
 
Check out these links to learn more on how the quality of sleep affects you, and your body!

Give our clinic a call to schedule a consult if you feel this is an area that needs addressing. If you have increased chronic pain, give us a call for an evaluation!

Post Author: Cole Muller

Cole is a DPT, husband, and father to two girls. When not in the clinic, he enjoys running, hiking, watching the Vikings, and spending time with his family!

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