March 19, 2013

Why Your Sleeping Position Matters

Many people don’t consider how their sleeping position can effect their back and neck, but as a chiropractor, we like to think of all aspects that can cause pain or tension in that area. Sleeping definitely plays an important role in your spinal well-being. That’s why Crevar Chiropractic emphasizes the importance of a good night’s rest! Everyone has his or her own preferred position to get the best night’s sleep, but what does your sleeping position really mean? It turns out that certain sleep styles have specific implications and can provide all sorts of benefits beyond feeling well rested, including […]
March 6, 2013
Functional Neurology Meets Fashion

Functional Neurology Meets Fashion

Unbeknownst to most people, our bodies give very subtle clues to how we’re handling almost any social situation. This is one of the most basic elements of the practice of functional neurology – how is your brain working to tell your body how it should behave. From stress to sadness, anger and joy, our brains submit triggers to the rest of our bodies, alerting us how to respond. Typical reactions include an increased heart rate, changes in body temperature and breathing, and even perspiration on our hands and feet. What’s truly fascinating is how these subtle involuntary mechanisms can be monitored and studied to help us determine […]
February 5, 2013
This is Your Brain on Sleep

This is Your Brain on Sleep

A good night’s rest often depends on the brain’s ability to experience the various stages of sleep – more specifically, the deeper, latter stages. But how does each stage benefit us and how do we experience each? In order to take a more in-depth look at sleep and why it is an essential part of our body’s ability to function properly, we need to understand what happens to the brain while we sleep. During the beginning stage of sleep, you are still relatively awake and alert. Your brain is still producing Beta waves, which are small and fast. As you […]
February 1, 2013

Why You Need Your ZZZ’s

I have taken personal interest lately in the subject of sleep. Perhaps it’s because of my own sleep patterns – sometimes I run fine on three or four hours and other times I’m tired after nine. A 2005 Gallop poll determined that only 1/3 of adults over the age of 50 get a good night’s sleep. According to the study, more time is being spent in the light stages of sleep instead of the deeper restorative sleep. Reasons include: decreased physical activity and time outdoors, poor diet, medications that disrupt sleep, alcohol consumption, medical conditions like pain, anxiety, depression and […]