I think we all appreciate the luxury of a ‘good night’s sleep’ but what does that really look like? And how often are each of us catching those quality z’s?
What happens if you don’t get enough sleep? Click HERE to find out!
There has been an uprising of popularity in products like FitBit or the Oura ring, now surrounded by a plethora of competitors like WHOOP offering similar products. These wearable devices track your sleep, specifically tracking things like what stage of sleep you’re in at different times and your overall quality of sleep.
You can read more about the stages of sleep HERE!
Tracking your sleep can be a very eye opening window into what the day ahead may look like. Did you sleep an adequate amount of time? Did you have an elevated heart rate most of the night?
Most individuals will report that they don’t feel fully rested in the morning, or that they’re not getting great quality of sleep, why is that?
In today’s society, it’s all too common to be glued to a screen morning and night. And this isn’t just a problem with ‘kids these days’ it’s a generationally widespread epidemic.
But smartphones have been around for a while so what’s the problem? Well for starters, phones, just like TVs and E-readers emit blue light which sends signals to our brain that it’s still daylight.
When our brain thinks it’s daylight, it will hold off on the natural production of melatonin that normally increases when our brain recognizes that it’s dark and time to sleep.
On top of that, the constant stimulation from our phones makes us less capable of focusing on tasks that require more than five minutes of our time. We are a population cursed with a reduced attention span.
How do we fix it?
Since so many of us need our phones to communicate and we live in an increasingly digital age, it’s unrealistic to say that everyone should trash their phone. But we can learn to make smarter consumer decisions.
It could help to place your phone across the room when it’s time for bed, or even putting it in a basket an hour before bedtime in order to focus on something different. “Out of sight, out of mind.”
Setting limits for yourself on the screen time setting of your smartphone could be a game changer!
Once you’ve used up all your screen minutes your phone will make you enter a passcode to continue use of the phone, which at the very least forces you to be more mindful of the time you spend with your screen.
Technology is not the problem, and blaming it won’t help us make changes! We can make the changes we want by simply being more mindful consumers. You’ll have more time on your hands, and you’ll even get better sleep.
I hope you sleep easy after reading our blog, remember you can always reach out to us with thoughts, comments, questions or concerns. We’re always here to help!
Lastly, if you or anyone you know is suffering from aches and pains that are keeping you from living the life you love, reach out to us and let’s start working on a plan that will get you to where you want to be.
It starts with our simple 3 Step Process.
- Schedule a FREE Discovery Visit with one of our experts.
- Receive a Customized (Individualized) Treatment Plan
- Get Your Life Back and Do What You Love
It really is that simple!
The first step is the hardest and I can’t take it for you but I can make it as simple and easy as possible.
“A healthy man has thousands of wishes, a sick man has only one”. –Agnes Karll Schwest Krankenpfleger
You will work with one of our experts to design a customized plan specific to your needs and conditions.
I have talked about this for years. I call it The 3 D’s. You can learn more about it HERE. Follow The 3-D’s to handle your issue and you can’t go wrong.
- Don’t ignore the problem—A problem could be pain, weakness, frequent falls or trouble recovering from an injury or illness. It is a signal from the body that something is wrong. Hoping and wishing will not make it better. Try to ignore it and hope it goes away –almost never works and usually makes everything worse.
- Don’t mask it—getting injections, taking pills, wearing a brace or using a walker only masks the problem and doesn’t fix the underlying cause. I have several examples in my personal life where this did not work out. Trying to mask it and not truly addressing the underlying issue makes the problem cost more (time, money and stress) to fix in the long run.
- Do something about it-–If addressed properly most problems can heal conservatively, naturally without injections or surgical intervention. Doing something about it – addressing the issue head on, while it may be tough at first it will get a better result in the long run.
Pro tip: Get it looked at by the experts at MOSS Rehabilitation Center.
Follow The 3-D’s to handle your issue and you can’t go wrong.
Remember the KEY is to start so small that it is impossible to fail. -Kaizen
At MOSS Rehabilitation Center we make it easy for you to get started. We even have a simple 3 step process.
1. Schedule a FREE NO Obligation, Discovery Visit with one of our experts. During this visit, you will talk with one of our friendly experts about your issues. This is a safe and confidential visit, you can trust that your safety and privacy is important to us. We are taking extra measures to ensure that you remain safe during this pandemic.
2. Receive a Customized (Individualized) Treatment Plan. Based on your free discovery visit, we will put together a custom, unique to you plan that will address all of your nagging pains and issues. The goal is to get you back to your healthy self as soon as possible while also addressing your issues for the long term.
3. Get Your Life Back and Do What You Love. The best result for us is a patient who tells us they can finally do what they love without the constant pain, stress, or issue they were facing. Together we can get you back to living life without worry.
So what do the most successful people do when they have health concerns? They address their problem.
NEXT ACTION: If you are really serious about showing your body who’s in control, call our office at 817-220-6677 today to schedule your FREE NO OBLIGATION Discovery Visit.
To your health,
Dr. Robert Moss PT, ScD, OCS, FAAOMPT