There is a direct link between quality of sleep and chronic pain. It can be very difficult for those dealing with chronic pain to fall asleep or, if they do, stay asleep. The pain they are feeling can have a massive impact on their quality and quantity of sleep. Then again, those who don’t manage to sleep very well might become more sensitive to their pain because they are tired. So, it makes sense that improved sleep could then play a role in managing chronic pain.
Why Sleep is Important for Pain Management
Getting enough sleep is vital for everyone, but even more so for those with chronic pain. The reality is that if you don’t sleep well the night before, you are going to be in worse pain the next day. The better your sleep, the less pain you will feel and the less medication you are likely to … Read the rest