TUCK Advancing Better Sleep
has some very interesting guides on how people with chronic pain and fibromyalgia can deal with fatigue, sensory and mobility issues in the bedroom, and pain-related insomnia. One of the first ones I am going to feature here is How Does Pain Effect Sleep.
Arthritis, fibromyalgia, and gout keep people awake. Back pain, headaches
, menstrual cramps –all sorts of painful maladies leave sufferers less able to fall asleep or stay asleep
is often a respite from pain but if the discomfort is so strong that the person cannot sleep
, the juxtaposition is a special irony.
It’s estimated that 50-80% of chronic pain patients report sleep disturbances. The worst is when pain and sleep loss get into a downward spiral of awfulness, leading to a low quality of life. Pain makes it hard to sleep, poor sleep makes the pain subjectively worse, and…