Pain, Sleep, and the Vicious Cycle
- The interplay between pain and sleep problems requires attention to both.
- Opportunity to get into the topic of deep sleep and how important it is. It’s not just about taking away your pain but you’ll keep being bumped into softer sleep and never into deep sleep.
- Sleep loss due to pain often turns into a vicious cycle. You lose sleep because of the pain, but because you’re awake, you miss out on the restorative benefits of a full night’s sleep.
- If you lose sleep due to pain, your pain will feel even worse the next day because when you’re tired you feel pain more – it can snowball and can get worse and worse over time.