People suffering from chronic pain often suffer from daily life. Have they ever slept unstable at night because of pain? However, if there is no good sleep, it is likely to exacerbate the pain, so do not think that it is a minor problem and simply ignore it. Here are 5 tips to help patients improve their sleep quality.
What is chronic pain
Chronic pain is pain that is ongoing and usually lasts longer than six months. This type of pain can continue even after the injury or illness that caused it has healed or gone away. Pain signals remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or years
Choose a comfortable pillow to help sleep
If you suffer from chronic pain, the right pillow can help reduce your body’s pressure:
Head and neck avoid hanging, must be piled on the pillow.
You can put a pillow under your neck, or you can put an extra pillow on your back to help you adjust your sleep posture.
If you are accustomed to sleeping on the side, you can use a thicker pillow.
Create a soothing environment
If you want to improve your sleep quality, start with your bedroom. For example, people are more likely to fall asleep in a cooler, dim, quiet environment, so pay attention to the temperature, light and noise disturbances in the room. Relaxing space.
Exercise helps to relax
Through regular exercise, it promotes good health, soothes pain and relieves stress. Before going to bed, do a soothing stretching exercise or yoga, which is very helpful for the natural healing process of pain.
Write down your worries
Many people have felt that when they lie down and are ready to go to bed, they start flashing a wave of annoyance, which is so stressful that they are not easy to fall asleep. Perhaps, you can try to write a bunch of worries on paper before going to bed, and then throw it away, and remind yourself that the unpleasant things are far away, there’s nothing wrong, not after dawn. Resolved.
If you don’t want to sleep yet, you don’t need to force yourself to fall asleep as soon as possible. This will only produce counter-effects and make yourself more stressful. Perhaps you can do some relaxing activities before going to bed, such as reading a book or listening to music, which can help you sleep. If you are still unable to sleep for 30 minutes, it is recommended to leave the bed and wait until you get sleepy and return to bed.