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Sleep is an important part of our health and is often underestimated. There are a number of things that can affect someone's sleep. With chronic pain, sleep can have an effect on the ‘Pain Cycle'. The good news is there are things you can do to help break this cycle.
Information on the right sleeping positions, beds and mattresses.
Information on the links between chronic pain and disrupted sleep.
This website raises awareness of the importance of sleep to health and wellbeing. It offers sleep advice for a range of problems, as well as advice on choosing a new bed and mattress and looking after your back. It also has some useful videos.
Patient UK offers a ‘Poor Sleep’ factsheet which covers understanding normal sleep and the causes of poor sleep. It also provides usefully information on how to deal with poor sleep patterns.
NHS Choices provides further information about the causes, symptoms and treatment for poor sleep. It also includes useful information about the different types of sleeping tablets and how they work , as well as possible side effects.
* It is important you read the disclaimer at the bottom of this page before acting upon any advice given within our factsheets and the information that has been provided on our website.
For registered users
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Patients online service
Our online service providing a ‘one-stop-shop’ for a wide range of information, work sheets, tools and support.
Do you need extra help?
Request a pain coach
You can opt to be contacted by a trained pain coach (somebody who knows what it’s like to live with daily pain) who can offer you additional support to help with your goals if you need it.
Click here for more information on the Pain Chain.
Please note that this service is available only to people who are currently or have previously been under the pain service.
Speak to us about what might work for you on 01305 213040
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