6 12, 2012

Sleep more for less pain

2021-04-29T18:37:09+00:00December 6, 2012|Healthy Sleep Habits, Pain|

A new study suggests that extending nightly sleep in mildly sleepy, healthy adults increases daytime alertness and reduces pain sensitivity. The study, appearing in the December issue of the journal SLEEP, involved 18 healthy, pain-free, sleepy volunteers. They were randomly assigned to four nights [...]

15 10, 2010

Fibromyalgia linked to restless leg syndrome

2021-04-29T18:36:48+00:00October 15, 2010|Pain, Sleep Disorders|

Constantly exhausted but unable to sleep, the complaint is common among fibromyalgia patients. Until now doctors have had a difficult time treating sleep disruption from the chronic condition. Researchers have discovered restless leg syndrome is often the culprit, and medication for the sleep disorder [...]

16 02, 2009

Tension Headaches, Naps and Insomnia

2021-04-29T18:36:46+00:00February 16, 2009|Insomnia, Medical Conditions, Pain|

Maybe it’s not such a good idea to take a nap when you have a tension headache. A new study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine shows there may be a link between headaches, naps, and insomnia. The study involved 32 women who [...]