Sleep plays an essential role in how our bodies and minds function. Here’s how to sleep better.

Gabie Falconer


Gabie comes from the country town of Dubbo which is about 5 hours north west of Sydney. Her passion for chiropractic comes from many years of interest in health and the human body as well as personal experiences with chiropractic treatment. She has a passion for health and the benefits that chiropractic has on the body. Gabie has attended courses in Thompson Technique and Dry Needling to help expand her knowledge within the field.

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This July is Sleep awareness week from the 4th to the 10th so we are getting on board with some tips & tricks to help you get the rest you deserve.

We go to bed every night (for most!) – So why don’t we have this sleep thing down pat yet? Why is it that we are living in a sleep deprived society, with studies showing only a quarter of us get the full 8 hours sleep we need and 1 in 5 of us never wake up feeling refreshed?

The long term side effects of poor sleep quality and quantity are well documented including higher risk of:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes

But the effects on your mind, mood & mental health are just as serious.

A study published by the University of Freiburg in 2016, found that the role of sleep is to wipe our brain synapses clean at the end of the day, when they’re at full capacity and reset the brains memory connection. Without it the brain simply can’t function properly and starts to behave erratically.

Even if you don’t classify yourself as a poor sleeper, our hectic modern day lives may leave you short changed, shaving off an hour or two here and there to do some extra work/study or go out with friends, can start to add up very quickly.

So there is no better time than now to get your sleep patterns back on track then right now.

  • Realise that sleep is as important to your health as eating your greens and exercising – Make it a priority
  • Have a schedule- Go to bed & get up at the same time every day as much as possible – Our bodies work by a circadian clock and therefore like to be consistent.
  • Wind down before bed- Turn off your electronics (yes put your phone down!) at least 30 minutes before your put your head on the pillow.
  • Avoid any stimulants such as caffeine, smoking & alcohol in the evening. Making sure the bedroom is dark and not too warm or too cold.

For more information or to book an appointment with one of our chiropractors – Call the clinic on (02) 8411 1024

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