Features October 2010 Issue

9 Ways You Can Beat Bedtime Pain

When arthritis is your bed partner, you may need to change your sleep habits. Try these tips to help you slumber in comfort.

If youíre awakened most nights with severe arthritis pain and canít fall back to sleep, itís tempting to blame your insomnia on your pain. But recent research suggests that, in fact, itís a two-way streetónot only does pain disrupt sleep, but the quality of your sleep can influence how much pain you feel. A study published in the journal Pain showed that experiencing pain does not necessarily predict having a bad nightís sleep; however, not getting a good nightís sleep does make it likely that youíll experience bad pain the next day.

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