Unlocking the Benefits of Good Sleep and Why Sleep Matters

It’s easy to overlook the importance of getting enough sleep in today’s hectic society. Nonetheless, we at Active Health Co. are aware of the critical role sleep plays in maintaining general health and wellbeing. Here’s why it’s so important to get good sleep.


It Can Strengthen Your Immune System

Getting enough sleep helps your body fight off infections and illnesses by fortifying your defences. When we sleep, our bodies create cytokines, which are proteins that target infection and inflammation, resulting in an immunological response. During sleep, our bodies also manufacture T-cells, which are white blood cells that play an important part in our immune response.

Improves Your Mental Health

Getting enough sleep is essential for regulating mood and for those who are experiencing mental health problems like anxiety, stress and despair. Sleep aids in the maintenance of cognitive skills such as attention, learning, and memory, thus a lack of sleep can make it difficult to cope with even modest stressors and even impair our capacity to see the world accurately.

Quality Sleep Can Help Promote Physical Health

Sleep helps muscles heal, which is especially helpful for people receiving massage therapy or chiropractic adjustments to help their muscles recuperate.

How to Sleep for a Restorative Evening

To have a good night’s sleep, you need to practise good sleeping habits. The following advice can assist you in setting up the perfect sleeping environment and schedule:

  1. Create a Regular Sleep Schedule: It’s important to be consistent. Even on weekends, make an effort to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.

  1. Establish a Calm Environment: Make sure your bedroom is not too warm, dark, and silent. If necessary, think about utilising earplugs, eye masks, or blackout curtains. The temperature of your bedroom can make a significant difference to your sleep quality. The best room temperature for sleep is approximately 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 degrees Celsius).

  1. Pay Attention to Your Food and Exercise: Steer clear of large meals, coffee, and alcohol right before bed. Frequent exercise can help you sleep better, but avoid working out right before bed.

  1. Control Stress: Before going to bed, try some deep breathing exercises, meditation, or light yoga to assist de-stress.

  1. Set Screen Time Limits: Blue light from displays can prevent you from falling asleep. Aim to switch off from electronics at least one hour before going to bed.

  1. Invest in Comfort: The quality of your sleep can be greatly enhanced with a comfy mattress and pillows. Active Health Co.’s team advises making decisions that complement your body’s natural alignment. We would be pleased to point you in the proper path and offer bedding and pillow suggestions.

  1. Take Professional Assistance Into Account: Massage therapy or chiropractic adjustments might assist reduce any discomfort that may be keeping you from falling asleep.


We at Active Health Co. are aware of the relationship between musculoskeletal health and sleep. Better spinal alignment can lead to less pain and more relaxation, both of which are beneficial for getting a better night’s sleep. Comparably, massage therapy can promote better circulation, ease tense muscles, and lower stress levels—all of which can lead to a more peaceful night’s sleep.

Recall that even while finding sleep is a personal journey, you don’t have to go it alone. Active Health Co. is here to help you live a healthier, more energetic life in addition to better sleep.

How Active Health Co can help you 

At Active Health Co, our team of chiropractors, Conor and Brad, are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for you and your whole family. Plus, we also offer remedial massage, physiotherapy, and access to holistic counselling services.  

We’re here to support you on your journey to better health, inside and out. 

To book your appointment call us today and speak with our friendly receptionists, Kristie and Allison.  


*All information is general and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Active Health Co can consult with you regarding your individual health needs.