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
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.