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Sleep Problems - Nothing new for chronic pain patients

dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,348
Hardly a day goes by without seeing a new discussion that deals with sleep.
There are always ongoing discussions on what is the best way to get sleep, what to do when you cant sleep, etc. Bottom line, sleep is so very important and is
a major ingredient to our bodies healing process.

There are a number of prescription medications that can help with sleep (ie ambien) But like so many of us, already deal with a large number of different medications. If anything we would like to see the medication list decrease, not increase.

Alternative medicine has always played a major factor in my overall health. Take a look at Natural remedies for Sleeping

Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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  • AkiraAAkira Redlands, CAPosts: 82
    Would be nice to get a good night of sleep one day, instead of pain waking you up 2-3 times nightly.
    Akira/Chuck
  • I have something that I can take at night, has a muscle relaxant in it. I'll jot down the name of it. I don't take it every night, but sleep comes fast with it. I use a variety of pillows to get comfortable and small sofa pillows (about 12" square) are best. I have 3 of them in bed with me at all times.
    Diagnosis: Thoracic facet syndrome & cervical and thoracic radiculopathy from car accident trauma.
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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 3,421
    I learned the natural remedies from my psychologist. 
    Don't have a tv in your bedroom. If you just have to, be careful what you watch. You want something calming.
    Be careful of what you read before bed, all of this can effect your sleep.
    Your bedroom should be cool, dark, comfortable and quiet.
    I have body pillows on both sides, call it my cocoon. One pushed against my back and one against my stomach. Then I pull my knee up slightly and put it on the pillow.
    I close my eyes and shut my mind off. If it wonders, as it always does lol, I think happy.
    This is just my way of dealing with it naturally.
    Sandra
    Spine-Health Moderator
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    Please read my  Medical History
  • I have to get a body pillow. I pile up smaller pillows but need something bigger to lean against.
    Diagnosis: Thoracic facet syndrome & cervical and thoracic radiculopathy from car accident trauma.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,348
    I am also a pillow person.  Sometime my head actual goes on one.   I have to have the TV for a bit.  Start of with something pretty wild, but then with Netflix, I just start watching nature shows.  Love the Spycams  and stories about animals in the wild growing up, growing up as orphans or with human parents.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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