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Chiropractor Staten Island: Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

As your physical therapy providers, we help you relieve pain with a combination of exercises and other treatment techniques, but nothing helps muscle recovery more than rest and relaxation. We would like to take a moment to have you step back and help you reexamine the importance of sleep.

Sleep is a very important part of our lives for the following reasons:

1. Learning and memory

Sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory; a process called memory consolidation.

2. Metabolism and weight

Being overweight can increase the likelihood of suffering from sleep disorders like apnea. On the other hand, chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain. That’s why the right amount of sleep is very important.

3. Mood/quality of life

Lack of sleep (long- or short-term) may result in symptoms like irritability, impatience, inability to concentrate, and moodiness. In some cases, anxiety and depression are also likely to occur.

4. Cardiovascular health

Serious sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea have been linked to high blood pressure, increased stress hormone levels, cardiac arrhythmias, and increased inflammation.

5. Immunity/risk of disease

Though all the mechanisms aren’t clear, scientists have found that sleep deprivation alters immune function. If you don’t get enough sleep, you may find yourself falling sick more often.


How Much Sleep? 7 Hours or More…
Sadly, we live in a sleep deprived society. Some studies suggest that 50 to 70 million Americans are affected by some type of sleep disorder.

It’s likely that you need to make a conscious effort to get more (sound) sleep. The human body needs at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night. However, it’s not just the duration of sleep, but also the quality that matters.

Lack of sleep can cause several problems. Aside from drowsiness, it can cause immune, nervous system, endocrine and cardiovascular issues.


The Impact of Sleep Deprivation

As your physical therapists, we want you to get the most out of every exercise routine we design for you, but adequate sleep is the foundation for recovery and strength.

Sleep deprivation can set off a chain of events that can affect different parts of your life. These may include:

Poor health caused by bad food choices. A study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine discovered that people, especially women, who suffered from sleep apnea tend to consume foods that are high in cholesterol, protein and fat.
Impaired sugar metabolism and diabetes are more likely in those who get five hours of sleep (or less) a day.
Both factors above can lead to weight gain and obesity.
The incidence of car accidents increases when sleep deprived individuals are behind the wheel.
Heart attacks are more likely when you sleep five hours or less.
Balance problems and falls are more likely (especially in the elderly).
Children who don’t get enough sleep tend to be irritable, and in extreme cases, show behavioral issues.
When you get enough sleep, your body functions better. We want you to be the best you can be, physically and mentally, which is why we want you to get enough sleep.

Getting enough sleep and planning an exercise program to improve your strength and flexibility will be one of the most important things you do in 2012, and we are standing by to assist you.

Gastaldi Chiropractic

Our Website: http://www.ChiropractorInStatenIsland.com

Phone: 718-818-0494
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Chiropractor Staten Island: Stop Back Pain and Neck Pain Now!

Chiropractor Staten Island: Stop Back Pain and Neck Pain Now!

Gastaldi Chiropractic
We are conveniently located at:
94 McClean Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

You Can reach us 7 days a week 9am - 8pm by telephone at (718) 839-6933

If you prefer, you may use the link below to send us an email with any request, including clinical issues.

For directions to our office follow this link: http://www.chiropractorinstatenisland.com/chiropractor%20contact/contact_chiropractor.html

Chiropractor Staten Island: Stop Back Pain and Neck Pain Now!

Gastaldi Chiropractic
We are conveniently located at:
94 McClean Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

You Can reach us 7 days a week 9am - 8pm by telephone at (718) 839-6933

If you prefer, you may use the link below to send us an email with any request, including clinical issues.

For directions to our office follow this link: http://www.chiropractorinstatenisland.com/chiropractor%20contact/contact_chiropractor.html

Chiropractor Staten Island: Back Pain Relief

If you’re visiting this page and groaning “Oh, my aching back!” you are not alone.

Studies show that 8 out of 10 Americans will suffer from disabling low back pain at some point in their lives.

Back pain may come on suddenly (acute) or may last for weeks or even months. When pain or stiffness persists for more than 3 months it is termed chronic and may indicate permanent damage.

If you have been suffering with back pain, back stiffness or other associated symptoms like numbness or tingling for more than three days you need to consult your health care provider.

Since 1997, Dr. Peter Gastaldi has been helping patients just like you, suffering with back pain related to many different causes.

Gastaldi Chiropractic is easily at 94 McClean Avenue on Staten Island, offer early morning, late evening, and weekend hours, and accept all insurance plans.


Give us a call now to schedule your same-day appointment…

(718) 839-6933

A more in depth discussion of back pain can be found here: http://www.chiropractorinstatenisland.com/Chiropractic%20conditions/back%20pain/back_pain.html

If you are suffering with back pain in Staten Island - we can help! Come visit our chiropractic site…

http://www.ChiropractorInStatenIsland.com

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