Can Craniosacral Therapy Help My Sleep?
Do you go to sleep at night and wake up still feeling tired? Have you ever had a hard time falling asleep? Do you experience restlessness throughout the night? Disrupted sleep or not being able to fall into a deep, quality sleep is a very common problem and it’s also a big part of the reason we have so many chronic diseases and body breakdown. Our bodies need to sleep in order to heal and without that quality healing sleep time, our bodies continue to layer dysfunction upon disfunction until we start to break down and become more vulnerable to disease.
Why is my sleep disturbed?
Think about your life: we have stressors all around us: work and school stressors, environmental stressors, personal stressors, and our phones, and computers have us on constant “alert”- binging, chiming, vibrating, and flashing at us during all hours of the day and night- notifications from messages, emails, calls, social media, weather alerts, stock updates. This constant stimulation tells our nervous system that we are in “fight or flight”- one of two responses of the central nervous system (CNS). It’s a harsh reality that in today’s world of “connectedness” and the pressure to be busy that our body’s nervous system can become compromised- and when the nervous system is compromised, the entire body is compromised. Learn how Craniosacral therapy can help your sleep.
What can you do to improve your sleep?
What do try
In the clinic, we work on this in many different ways but we primarily use the cerebrospinal fluid (the fluid that flows around the brain and spinal cord) as a way to feel what’s happening in the system- we feel how it’s flowing and treat areas where there appears to be an adherence or a disturbance in how the fluid is moving.
The amazing thing about using cerebrospinal fluid to manipulate the nervous system is that it’s the most effective way to influence the central nervous system- because it’s of its proximity to the brain and spinal cord.
Looking to try out Craniosacral therapy to help improve your sleep, contact our Grafton clinic to set up an appointment today.