Pain and Sleep
Painful conditions, such as arthritis or back pain, affect many senior citizens and former nuclear workers. If you or your loved one is experiencing a chronic condition, it is likely also affecting your sleep.
A lack of sleep can negatively affect your physical and mental health, make you prone to injury, and increase your risk of death, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Pain makes it hard to sleep, and a sleep deficit can worsen your pain, creating a vicious cycle.
If you are losing sleep due to a painful condition, the Mattress Nerd’s Pain and Sleep Guide may help you finally get a good night’s sleep.
The guide explains the ways sleep apnea, neck pain, hip pain, back pain, scoliosis, pinched nerves, fibromyalgia, arthritis, or restless leg syndrome can affect your sleep.
Some things you can try to help manage your pain and improve your sleep include:
- Invest in a new mattress
- Change your sleep position
- Relaxation techniques
- Stretch your back before bedtime
- Apply heat
- Consider medication
- Get a massage
- Consult with a specialist, such as an acupuncturist, chiropractor, physical therapist, cognitive-behavioral therapist, hypnotherapist, or pain specialist.
The Mattress Nerd’s Pain and Sleep Guide explores the painful conditions and management techniques further, so we recommend you take a look to find out how you can benefit from better sleep.
If you are losing sleep due to a painful condition, you could be making your condition worse with each night that passes. In this guide, you'll learn more about how pain & sleep are connected and find a way to get a good night's sleep once and for all.