#1 – You Aren’t Exercising/Running Enough
Getting the right amount of daily physical activity is essential to quality sleep. Most adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. Running promotes a physical routine and builds muscle and joint strength. Don’t like running. There are plenty of other activities: dancing, swimming, lifting weights, hiking, playing tennis/pickleball.
For some individuals, stationary workspaces make this habit challenging to achieve. Still, an outdoor walk or light jog on your break or after hours can make a noticeable difference.
Partner with a physical therapist to develop an exercise routine that works for you. These professionals will give you pointers on how to improve your mobility and endurance. Doing so will help establish sound physical activity habits to improve sleep.
I have always said ” a tired dog is a good dog”. You give a dog enough exercise and they sleep very well. Humans are no different.
#2 – Poor Bedtime Routines
A poor bedtime routine sets the stage for a night of tossing and turning. Your body responds to environments more than you may realize. Create a relaxing space before bed and avoid too many bright lights or screens.
Try to avoid eating right before bed. Specific diets can cause uncomfortable digestion patterns during a sleep cycle that keep you awake.
Racing thoughts and worries can reduce sleep quality as well. A physical therapist will help you reduce stress and anxiety through exercise. These solutions help you form relaxing routines before falling asleep.
#3 – Your Sleep Positions Can Cause Pain
Sleeping in the wrong position can also prevent you from getting complete rest. As a result, you may deal with stiffness, pain, and stress throughout the day.
Poor sleeping habits are tricky to break. Physical therapy helps you develop routines that promote comfort during sleep. Therapy sessions focus on muscle and joint restoration so you can lie comfortably at night without pain.
Some people who have a spinal injury find it challenging to comfortably lie down. Therapists will work with you to create strategies for the condition.
#4 – You Are Managing Other Health Conditions
Other health problems can cause pain and discomfort during sleep. Injuries and stress will reduce sleep and create sleep patterns that persist even after recovery. Avoid these situations by seeking reliable physical therapy.
A professional will identify the source of the stiffness. You can restore and improve your sleep patterns using the proper methods and wisdom.
Physical therapy offers an affordable and non-invasive solution to getting needed sleep. By managing pain and ensuring quality rest, you reinforce your overall health for the future.
How To Find a Physical Therapist
Now that you know how physical therapy can improve sleep habits, the next step is to find a clinic with specialist Physical Therapists. Credible professionals offer websites and online resources that promote healthy living. Reach out to these therapists and see which services they offer.
You can find a range of solutions depending on your concerns:
- Sports medicine
- Pilates-Based rehabilitation
- Injury recovery
- Running or dancing therapy
- Post-surgery rehabilitation
- Balance and mobility therapy
- Breast cancer therapy
Athletes and adults can enjoy dozens of medically driven strategies to improve their health. Better health leads to better sleep.
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