Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

January 5, 2018

More Research on the Mystery of Sleep



January 2, 2018

Eat Fish – Sleep Better – Be Smarter: Research


December 29, 2017

More on Sleep – Lack Thereof Consequences


November 14, 2017

The Yin & Yang of Brain Health

Yesterday I shared a Post on recent research showing what increases brain size (or prevents it’s age-related deterioration). That is the Yang.

Here is research about the invaluable importance of sleep!

July 7, 2017

Sleep Is A Big Deal: Here is a Detail

Sleep is a big deal and not a sound bite subject. Here researchers look at one aspect of part of it. The message: sleep in the dark.

(Actually, you could probably search this Blog for Posts on the subject to your benefit:-)


June 27, 2017

The Castanza Effect


June 11, 2017

Priority #1 Video (Breathing!)

It is amazing where and from whom you learn the most important stuff: in this case it was while having my teeth cleaned.

What I like about this video is that, first, tai chi is never mentioned one time. And second, all of this wisdom and life-changing advice flows naturally in the learning and practice of… tai chi!

The last thing about this video that makes it priceless is that you are not hearing any of it from me. If you have heard it all from me in the past, perhaps this video will impress upon you the value of the information. If not, please take every word seriously – she makes one technical, little tiny, mistake, but the message is huge and everyone needs to hear it. You especially need to hear it if you plan to deliver via C-section, plan not to breast feed, or plan to feed your baby cow products… or if any of the above happened to you. (I know, you are wondering how and if all of those things are really related. They are.) Enjoy this amazingly important presentation.

May 11, 2017

More Sleep and Caffeine Help With Pain

Filed under: Back pain, Be careful who you listen to!, General Health & Wellness — Tags: , , , — doctordilday @ 2:27 pm



February 9, 2017

A Nice Article on Sleep and Injury


This is from the Advocate, a newsletter of the Adler-Giersch law firm. It is a good review, and might contain information not familiar to you.



May 13, 2016

May Is Posture Month: Sleep Sound

I guess the subject of sleep is covered under “Posture”because you assume a certain position to sleep. So I will share a few thoughts and mention what comes up most often.

Bottomline, though, is: find what works for you and do it. That applies to both mattresses and pillows. No amount of the ‘right’ whatever is going to make a difference if, in the end, it hurts.

It is worth remembering, and this falls under the importance of sleep as much as anything, that you are anywhere from 1/4 inch to one whole inch taller in the morning when you get up than when you went to bed. This is due to the spinal disc compression that takes place as the day (and gravity) wears on as well as to your posture.

Many experts will talk about a pillow between the knees adding support to the pelvis and relieves low back pain; if it does, do it.

Many will also mention that it’s not a good idea to sleep on your stomach; doing so will force you to turn your head (to breath). During the relaxation that comes with sleep the head will turn even further. Then you will develop a habit of turning your head only to one direction most of the time. Then all kinds of changes in your spine will occur which will lead to imbalance and likely symptoms. In the language of a chiropractor, you will be subluxated.

What most experts will never mention is that sleeping on your side is also a problem, or it will be if you do it for a long time. Eventually, you will have neck, shoulder, or upper back trouble (either because you slept on your side or for some other reason).

When you do develop these kinds of problems, sleeping on your shoulders will aggravate and irritate the condition and prevent recovery, or , at least, delay it.

Sleep on your back. Break the habit of stomach or side sleeping: it will take a few weeks to get used to but you will never go back to your stomach or your side; and yo will be doing yourself a big favor down the road.

February 13, 2016

101 Benefits of Exercise.10


Research overwhelmingly shows that regular exercise lowers the risk for many diseases, enhances the functioning of virtually every physiological system in the human body and improves psychological well-being.

10. Helps you sleep easier and better.

(This might be a good time to think of the “industrial athlete” point of view in the prevention of job-releated injuries.) I have been focused on that here for the past five years: if you are interested search this Blog for related terms.

I will Posting a benefit every day from a list put together by Dr. Dave Phillips, M.D. He is an M.D. from Atlanta, GA who specializes in Sports Medicine. As a former All-American swimmer he knows a few things about exercise. He is also on the JuicePlus+ Health Advisory Board. He is also all over YouTube doing videos on JuicePlus+, exercise, and other health-related topics.

I hope this list of benefits of exercise is of help to you.

December 14, 2015

Sleep: File Under “Good To Know”


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