Is there a Connection between Inversion Tables and Restless Sleep?
Impact on sleep
I’ve been using my Teeter for just over a month now and I love this thing. However, twice now, I’ve made the mistake of using my Teeter Hang Up within an hour of going to bed, and both times, I’ve had a hard time sleeping through the night.
The first time I had a restless sleep I had an inkling the inverted hang was the issue. This past Sunday I used my table about 30 minutes before bed and I woke up a few times overnight.
Is there a correlation?
I did a few searches of the google and I didn’t find any strong evidence or links. I did find some opinions that when you use an inversion table, the increased blood flow to the head and the inverted position can stimulate the body and make it more difficult to relax and fall asleep. Additionally, the endorphins released during and after inversion can also have an energizing effect on the body.
This makes sense!
I’m positive timing is the key to when I hang inverted. I still remember my first full inversion, it was like a runners high. I’m going to have to test this theory more but make sure it’s not a Sunday night before I have to go to work the next day LOL!. I’ll make sure to use it early enough so I can allow my body and mind to calm down and relax before trying to sleep.
Inversion tables are a great tool for relieving back pain and promoting overall well-being, but timing is everything. If you’re someone who struggles with restless sleep, be sure to use your inversion table at least a few hours before bedtime to avoid any negative impact on your sleep. As always, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and consult your doctor.