Sleep Disorder Improvements Have Been Linked to Chiropractic Care.

According to SLEEPMED of Santa Barbara:

Insomnia Statistics

  • 20 to 40% of all adults have insomnia in the course of any year
  • 1 out of 3 people have insomnia at some point in their lives
  • Over 70 million Americans suffer from disorders of sleep and wakefulness.
  • Of those, 60% have a chronic disorder

Narcolepsy Statistic

  • Affects as many as 200,000 Americans
  • Fewer than 50,000 are diagnosed
  • 8 to 12% have a close relative with the disease
  • Affects men slightly more than women
  • 20 to 25% of people with narcolepsy have all four symptoms (excessive daytime sleepiness, sudden loss of muscle function, sleep paralysis, hallucinations)

 

Children and Sleep Statistics

  • Over 2 million children suffer from sleep disorders
  • Estimated that 30 to 40% of children do not sleep enough
  • Children require an average of 9 to 10 hours of sleep each night

Women and Sleep Statistics

  • Women are twice as likely as men to have difficulty falling and staying asleep
  • Pregnancy can worsen sleep patterns
  • Menopause and hormone changes cause changes in sleep

Older Adult Statistics

  • Over half of those over the age of 65 experience disturbed sleep
  • Those over 65 make up about 13% of the US population, but consume over 30% of prescription drugs and 40% of sleeping pills.

General Statistics

  • Adults require an average of 8 to 8.5 of sleep each night
  • Sleep problems add an estimated $15.9 billion to national health care costs
  • 84 classifications of sleep disorders exist

( http://www.sleepmedsite.com/page/sb/sleep_disorders/sleep_statistics )

 

A chiropractic adjustment has proven to increase the orexin or hypocretins in the human body, which has a direct effect on the production of serotonin in the human body. Serotonin has been known for many years and recognized in scientific literature for playing a role in the modulation of sleep. Although more research is still needed to quantify the results, this now gives a verified scientific explanation of the results chiropractic patients have experienced over the past century.

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