Sleep & Pain

Poor Sleep and Pain

Research is suggesting that people who suffer from insomnia, poor sleep, or irregular sleeping patterns may be less tolerant of pain.

Researchers found that patients with more severe insomnia had an increased sensitivity to pain.

Study: The study included more than 10,000 adults. Participants were asked to dunk their hands into ice water for 106 seconds. The study correlated their sleep quality to how they responded to the pain sensitivity test. Subjects were also questioned about chronic pain, anxiety, and depression.

What you can do: Although more research is needed, getting regular quality sleep is a good start to living a healthier life. If you have problems sleeping, be sure to let your healthcare practitioner know so they can get you sleeping better.

Here is a link to Tips For Better Sleep


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This information is for educational purposes only. Seek the advice of a health specialist before making any changes to your healthcare.