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 youre awakened most nights with severe arthritis pain and cant fall back to sleep, its tempting to blame your insomnia on your pain. But recent research suggests that, in fact, its a two-way street-not 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 nights sleep; however, not getting a good nights sleep does make it likely that youll experience bad pain the next day.
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