When Aches and Pains Disrupt Sleep
Sleep tips for women.
Pain and Sleep: Getting Help
Getting help for pain and sleep problems isn’t always easy. "Everybody tends
to play down the significance of being sleep-deprived," says Roth, "including
And unfortunately, pain is often undertreated as well. Some doctors focus
too much on trying to sort out the cause of the pain and too little on the pain
itself. As a result, people can suffer pointlessly for weeks, months, or even
Getting the right treatment can take some determination. You can start with
your family practitioner. But you might also want to seek out experts in either
pain management or sleep disorders. You might need both -- tackling the problem
often takes a collaborative approach.
Just remember not to underestimate the problem. The consequences of life
with pain and sleep deprivation can be serious.
"If you're suffering with chronic sleep problems, get help," says Kramer.
"There's just no reason to tough it out on your own."