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  • Writer's pictureDr. Rory Dopps

The Power of Sleep: Restoring Balance and Health

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

A peaceful bedroom setting promoting good sleep


In our ongoing series about stress and health, we've explored the three types of stress - physical, chemical, and emotional - and how they intertwine with our modern lifestyle. We've also discussed how chiropractic care can enhance your body's natural resilience and adaptability, and the crucial role of the nervous system, spine, nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness in health. Today, we're going to delve deeper into the role of sleep in health and how it can support your body's ability to manage stress.

Understanding Sleep and Stress

Sleep is a vital process for our health and well-being. It's during sleep that our body repairs and rejuvenates itself, our brain consolidates memories, and our immune system strengthens itself. However, stress can significantly impact our sleep quality and duration, leading to a vicious cycle where poor sleep leads to increased stress, which in turn leads to poorer sleep.

Chiropractic Care and Sleep

Chiropractic care can play a key role in supporting healthy sleep. By optimizing spinal health and nervous system function, chiropractic adjustments can enhance your body's natural resilience and adaptability, promoting better sleep quality. Moreover, by addressing physical discomfort that might interfere with sleep, chiropractic care can help you achieve more restful and restorative sleep.

The Role of Supplements: Supporting Sleep and Stress Management

Proper nutrition, including the use of supplements, is also crucial in supporting sleep and stress management. Certain supplements, like magnesium and melatonin, can promote relaxation and support the body's natural sleep-wake cycle.

To complement your chiropractic care, sleep hygiene, and nutrition, we recommend the supplement 5-HTP Supreme™ from Designs for Health. This supplement is designed to support the body's natural sleep cycle and promote a calm, relaxed state of mind, supporting your overall stress management.

Everyday Life and Sleep

Incorporating good sleep hygiene into your daily routine is an integral part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This can involve maintaining a regular sleep schedule, creating a relaxing bedtime routine, and ensuring your sleep environment is conducive to good sleep. By taking a proactive approach to sleep, you can enhance your resilience and navigate the challenges of life more effectively.


Don't let stress hinder your body's natural ability to adapt. Schedule your chiropractic adjustment online today at and start your journey towards optimal health. Our team at Dopps Chiropractic is committed to supporting you in all aspects of health, including enhancing your body's natural resilience.

In our next blog post, we'll explore more about the role of social connections in health and how they can support your body's ability to manage stress. Stay tuned!


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