Did you know there could be a solution for getting a better night’s sleep?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of abnormally low breathing, during sleep. Each pause in breathing, called apnea, can last from at least 10 seconds to minutes, and may occur 5-30 times or more an hour!!
Did you know the position of your head and back can affect your ability to breathe properly while sleeping? It’s true!
“Recently, it has been shown that adult patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) also tend to exhibit a craniocervical extension (CCE) with a forward head posture (FHP)”, according to the National Institutes of Health.
At Active ChiroCare, we utilize precision digital x-rays which can let us know if a patient has forward head posture; and if they do – we can measure it.
Here’s an example of someone who has forward head posture. Not only can you see that their neck (red) is forward from where it should be (green), but their neck curve is also diminished, and in this case, reversed.
People can also present with postural imbalances when you look from front to back, such as this x-ray below.
Did you know that a person’s forward head posture, and neck curve can be improved? Check out some of these before and after xrays!
Basically, we can do orthodontics to your spine!
If you or somebody else you know is struggling with sleep apnea, maybe improving your forward head posture would work for you!
– Dr. Leif Olson, Dr. Robert Lane, Dr. Tamara Lopour