I'm always discussing the importance of sleep with my patients as it is vital to the healing process. When we sleep, we leave our state of consciousness, but our body continues to work.
Nerve cells in the brain and brain stem produce neurotransmitters (nerve signaling chemicals) that act on different parts of the brain which control whether we're asleep or awake.
The wakefulness center, also known as the reticular activating center (RAS), of the brain is located in the brain stem itself. Improper regulation of the RAS can happen due to poor alignment of the upper cervical complex (skull, atlas, and axis) and can lead to problems with sleep.
One of my favorite signs of a patient making progress with care is that they begin to have better sleep! As sleep is restored, the healing process continues,
If you know someone who has trouble sleeping, there may be a simple solution! Resetting the atlas can restore proper function of the brain stem and help create a more restful night's sleep. Make sure to share this information with them!
If you have any questions or concerns, remember I'm always here for you. The journey to better health and lasting quality of life should be filled with love, laughter, and support. All you have to do it hit reply! And if you know a family member or friend who can use the support, please have them SIGN UP to receive my emails too!
You can always reach me any number of ways: by phone, email, or of course, in person at the office.
I hope you’ll stay in touch!