When the Clocks & Weather Change

November 6, 2019

With fall upon us the weather will soon be turning cooler, leaves will fall and many will suffer at the hands of seasonal headaches. There are many reasons why you may find yourself with a headache-air pressure changes, molding leaves triggering allergies or perhaps going from cool weather in the morning to hot weather by afternoon is reason enough to have a headache. No matter what the cause for your headaches, there are a some simple techniques you can try for some relief: Visit your Chiropractor. Chiropractors specialize in neck and back pain but also headache pain. Quite often headaches are the result of a problem in closely related body part such as the neck, shoulders or jaw. Chiropractic adjustments with therapy and massage often bring relief quickly for headache sufferers regardless of the time of year.

Cooler weather also signifies that time change is forthcoming.

Turning the clock back an hour often presents many of us with an extra hour of sleep but due to the practice of daylight savings time, the resulting shift in the body’s daily sleep and wake cycle can interrupt sleep for several days. In the Fall, only a small amount of people get the coveted extra hour of sleep. During the following week, many people wake up earlier, have more trouble falling asleep, and are more likely to wake up during the night.

Here are some tips to help you adjust to the time change:

  1. Try to stick to your normal routine- Continue your regular sleep and waking schedule so that your circadian rhythm will adjust itself within a week.
  2. Avoid excessive caffeine consumption and napping- Even though you may be a little more tired than usual during the time change, using naps, coffee or energy drinks to cope will make it harder to fall asleep at night thus, throwing off your sleep schedule even more.
  3. Light exposure- When waking in the morning, open up the blinds to let light seep in. Encouraging light exposure is an excellent way for the body to naturally reset and adjust to the new time.

 

Dr. Ramirez

Ramirez Chiropractic: A Spinal Health & Movement Center

316 Adams St. SE Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87108

(505) 247-2373

 

 

 

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