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How massage therapy can improve your sleep

There is nothing more relaxing than coming home from work and getting a good night’s sleep. For some people, falling asleep is fairly easy; while for others, falling  asleep can be a difficult task. You can find yourself tossing and turning in bed for hours and hours.

You are not alone. The Consumer Reports survey states that an estimated 164 million Americans have trouble sleeping. That is 68 percent of Americans. Crazy amount right?

The Omaha massage experts want to share with you what is causing you those sleeping troubles. Your solution to those sleepless nights is just one massage away.

What causes sleeping problems?

Everyone has a different sleep schedule. . New parents might get a few hours of sleep. While seniors get more amount of sleep. When one is tossing and turning in bed, these issues can be caused by a lifestyle choice or medical condition.

Consuming coffee after a certain hour of the day is affecting your sleep. Watching television right before bed could affect how fast you close your eyes at night. Experts recommend you not look at your phone right before going to bed. Pains and aches could also be causing you to stay up at night.

Here’s some other factors that could keep you from getting your full eight hours of sleep:

  • Stress

  • Worrying

  • Anxiety

  • Busy schedules

  • Work

  • Depression

  • Medical disorder

How much sleep do I need?

Depending on your age is how much sleep you need. Your body needs a certain amount of rest to keep you going throughout the day. For example, a newborn baby needs more sleep than an older adult. A well-rounded rest can improve your health, energy and performance.  

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults between the ages of 18 to 60 years old get at least seven or more hours of sleep. As you get older like 61 to 64, they recommend you get seven to nine hours.

How can massage therapy help me sleep?

Massage therapy is not just something you should try when you want to treat yourself to something special.  It would help if you are reaching out to your Omaha massage therapy experts when you are struggling with falling asleep.  Massages can not only improve your sleep that night but over time.

Massage therapy manipulates the body’s soft tissues like muscles, tendons and ligaments, to improve your wellbeing. By releasing the tension in certain points in your body, you can start to feel relaxed thus helping your sleep. You can start to feel a whole lot better after the first appointment.

Many places offer different types of massages. At Wisniewski Chiropractic, we offer deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone, sugar scrubs and aromatherapy massages. Depending on where your trouble points are an Omaha massage professional will create a plan.  

Quit having sleepless nights and make your appointment to get the best Omaha massage therapy experts today!