Pain Relief While You Sleep

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Many people who are living with chronic pain often deal with the struggle of not being able to fall asleep, stay asleep, or are waking up too early because of the pain. Sleep issues cause frustration, fatigue, and can make the pain worse that it was before. Nearly two-thirds of those with chronic pain also have a sleep disorder, but there are easy ways to manage nighttime pain with sleep aids and supportive pillows that can improve your nights to make your days that much better.

If you are struggling with pain and falling asleep there are many things you can do to make sleeping a little bit easier. Try making your evening into a routine. It can help your body relax and get ready to sleep. Condition your body to know it is time for bed by doing the same things every night. We do this with young children to teach them when it is time for bed and it also works wonders for those who have trouble falling asleep.  Developing a pattern sets your internal clock to know when it’s time to fall asleep.

Another very important contributor to getting a better night’s sleep is by creating the right sleep environment. Comfort is key!  By adding supportive pillows, a mattress topper, or even sleep positioners you can relieve pain and be comfortable all night. Pillows and positioners work to provide support to the area of the pain. Using positioning sleep aids for parts of the body that need extra support allows your body to stay aligned, while sleeping, which alleviates pain to make you comfortable enough for a good nights sleep. Sleep aids like cervical pillows for neck pain, or knee wedges for lower back pain can make all the difference in how you start your mornings.

So now that you’ve got your routine and all the comfy pillows and supports you could possibly need, good night, sleep tight, don’t let the….zzzzzzzzzzzz.  For more info on products for a better night’s sleep visit Sweet Dreams.