Today’s lifestyles often require us to be running from one thing to the next in hopes of accomplishing everything we need to get done. To get us through our busy days we are often left reaching for another cup of caffeine, yet still finding ourselves feeling tired and fatigued. For some, this busy lifestyle leaves little time for sleep, especially good quality sleep. A good night’s sleep is not only essential to helping us get through our busy lives, but also for maintaining good health.
When I go through a consultation with a new patient, one of the most important topics we cover is trauma history. When discussing traumas, most people think of things like car accidents, broken bones, slips and falls, and concussions. These are undoubtedly important, and anything noteworthy should be discussed with your doctor before moving on, however, these are not the only traumas worth noting. These events are called macrotraumas, as in there was a one-time injury that caused significant body damage. However, one type of traumas often overlooked is microtraumas, repeated movements or posture-related issues that can have long-standing effects on our health.