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Gainesville Chiropractic for Sleep Disorders

Relieve Sleep Disorders through Chiropractic Care

Everyone knows the feeling of waking up in the morning, looking at the time, and then throwing the covers over your head to wrestle with the decision to get up or not. Once you come to the inevitable conclusion that you must get up, you go through your day feeling groggy and exhausted from the sleepless night you endured. While everyone experiences this once in awhile, people who suffer from sleep disorders know this feeling all too well. Sleep disorders can create problems falling asleep, prevent sleep for consecutive hours or produce poor quality of sleep. The lack of sufficient sleep places a huge burden on daily life and on one’s health. Our Gainesville chiropractor can help you get your sleep back!


Every person is different and so are their necessary amounts of sleep. One person might feel well rested and ready to go with only 5 hours of sleep while another might need 8 hours to feel even remotely close to the other person. While sleep duration is something that ranges from person to person, sleep deprivation affects anyone who is not able to get their necessary amount of sleep time. Lack of sleep not only affects the way you go about daily activities but it also places mental, emotional and physical strain on your health.

There are multiple types of sleep disorders such as restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia and even back pain, but they share the common issues that take a toll on your body. When the body’s circadian rhythms are disrupted, levels of the stress hormone cortisol increase. High levels of cortisol for an extended period of time can have detrimental effects on one’s health such as weakening the immune system, accumulating fat, reducing muscle mass and bone density and affecting the thyroid gland. Severe cases of sleep deprivation can even lead to mental disorders.


There are many sleep medications in the market today but these pills can have side effects and cause severe health problems if used for prolonged periods of time, not to mention that your body will often build a tolerance to them making them useless. Chiropractic treatment finds the root of what is causing your particular sleep disorder and correct it. Misalignments and subluxations in the spine are often the cause of sleep deprivation because they put pressure on nerves and disrupt communication between the brain and the spine. If the central nervous system isn’t working correctly it throws the body off balance leading to multiple health issues, one of them being sleep deprivation. A well trained chiropractor will be able to adjust these subluxations, while at the same time improving blood flow and helping the body to relax.

Gainesville Chiropractic for Better Sleep

If you or someone you know is suffering from sleep disorders it might be time to try chiropractic treatment and finally rid your life of sleepless nights. Dr. Tucker, a chiropractor in Gainesville, FL, specializes in the utilization of the activator technique. The activator technique allows him to use a small device to deliver a quick, low force impulse to the exact location that needs to be treated. This method of chiropractic treatment avoids the twisting and cracking that many patients fear and has allowed Dr. Tucker to treat people of all ages from 2 weeks old to 90 years of age. For a more convenient and effective method of treating sleep disorders, contact Tucker Chiropractic today.