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Sleeping Soundly with Chronic Pain
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Wish someone would write an article like this who had a sleep issue and solved it, sharing their own experience.
thanks and do feel drowsy the next day after taking melatonin
Thank you for good suggestions.
I don't remember the last time I slept through the night! I'm another person who wakes up every couple of hours (if I'm lucky) all throughout the night. Pain is not for the weak! Thank you for sharing this article!
I've tried just about all of those tips through the years but the pain wakes me at intervals all night. I can fall asleep but pain will wake me no matter what I try. I sincerely hope it works for others!
I have a long history of actually sleeping better with my cats when 1 or more (especially in very cold weather) comes to sleep near me or on me.
This article is well documented with a lot of links.
I just completed a chronic pain course and some of these suggestions were taught to us in the course. Thank you for giving us some new ones we can use. God Bless.
I will try some of these suggestions thanks!
I've had chronic pain since the mid-90s and now that I'm older and have had multiple fractures, I have even more chronic pain. I've tried all of the suggestions and for me, sleep is elusive because pain will wake me after 45 min all night. I don't get restorative sleep so now my memory and recall is suffering so much that I worry I have early Alzheimers. The same pain that keeps me awake at night also prevents naps so I rarely get more than 4-5 hrs of broken up sleep ever.
The suggestions are very good for others, tho. Thank you.
Great information here. I have just registered for a 6 week course on living with severe pain. I'm looking forward to start attending next week. I can possibly relay some of this information to the class as well.
I actually sleep better with one or more of my cats on top of me especially when it is cold. They create a warm spot (body contact) and start purring and that can even have me falling asleep when I wasn't planning on it.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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