Sleeplessness And Chronic Pain: 6 Tips That May Help Sleep Better
January 18, 2018 15:00
Dealing with chronic pain – be it your back that constantly hurts or painful joints caused by rheumatoid arthritis – can create other problems, including insomnia. This phenomenon is known colloquially as “painsomnia”.
If you have chronic pain, you probably know that it can make it harder to fall asleep and get the full eight hours of rest you need. In the vicious cycle of sleeplessness and pain, the latter prevents you from sleeping well, and you aren’t fully rested the next day, which can in turn make your pain more severe (or make you less resistant to pain). So, in addition to treating chronic pain, you’re faced with the task of finding ways to sleep well again to prevent your condition from getting worse.