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Sleep Disturbances

Sleep disturbances, in conjunction with chronic pain, plays a large part in the overall well-being of an individual. Our bodies require sleep just as much as they require eating, drinking and breathing. When one does not get a good night’s sleep, the entire next day is going to be harder to gain pain control. This becomes a vicious cycle of pain and sleep deficiency.

Many medications can potentially cause drowsiness or sleepiness. This can be a harmful combination when someone is not getting enough sleep. Being awoken at night due to pain disrupts the normal sleep-cycle. Behavioral changes are also seen in sleep deprivation.

There are many treatments options for sleep disturbances. We offer massage therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic care. All of these treatment options have the potential to help alleviate pain thereby enabling you to sleep better. There are specific medications indicated and recommended for sleep. Maintaining a healthy diet and incorporating exercise into daily life is crucial in pain and sleep management as well.

When you are already suffering from pain, you do not have to suffer from lack of sleep as well. Talk to your provider if you are experiencing any changes in your sleep patterns so that we can better help control your pain and try to normalize your sleep cycle.