Sleep and Pain
Tips, Advice, and Recommendations about Sleep for those in Pain
Humans must sleep! While there are numerous reasons for sleep, the most basic and all encompassing reason is to maintain balance among all of the systems in the body.
Not surprisingly, sleep complaints are present in 67-88% of chronic pain disorders.
Sleep Health Definition:
Sleep health is a multidimensional pattern of sleep-wake-fulness, adapted to individual, social, and environmental demands, that promotes physical and mental well-being. Good sleep health is characterized by subjective satisfaction, appropriate timing, adequate duration, high efficiency, and sustained alertness during waking hours.