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Rowan420

444d

Does anyone have any tips on dealing with pain-somnia? I have a hard time sleeping at night because i can’t relax due to chronic pain.

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    • QueenOfPlants

      422d

      @Rowan420 I can recommend a U shaped body pillow, mine has reduced the effect my joint pain has on my sleep as well as helping prevent me from dislocating while sleeping - not 100% of dislocations but I haven't dislocated my hips in my sleep since having it.

    • Karlie2000

      440d

      I put heat on the joint with the worst pain, and then I try to focus on the heat instead. I use a microwaved sock filled with dry rice, but an actual heat-pad would probably work too. 😅

    • RissTheTiger

      442d

      Try as many different pillows (and even mattresses) until you find one that's best for you. Do something that distracts and calms you just before bed e.g. reading, cuddles, yoga. Try taking meds 30-45 min before trying to sleep. Wear comfortable, lose clothes - and as little or as much as you want (some people just sleep in underwear, some wear like 5 layers - whatever causes the least pain)

    • probablysleeping

      443d

      This isn't help or a tip, but I came here to say I totally empathise with what you're going through, it sucks and I'm sorry 💕 The other day I decided it was a good idea to try to drink myself to sleep.... it wasn't, I was just incredibly drunk, got a bit teary, and was still in pain 😬

    • Rowan420

      444d

      I’ve been thinking of getting a body or pregnancy pillow for while to support my joints. Thank you for responding!!

      • QueenOfPlants

        422d

        @Rowan420 I can recommend a U shaped body pillow, mine has reduced the effect my joint pain has on my sleep as well as helping prevent me from dislocating while sleeping - not 100% of dislocations but I haven't dislocated my hips in my sleep since having it.

    • Kingswife

      444d

      I have 4 chronic pain conditions. Things you can do on your own are #1! Get a full body pregnancy pillow, it helps a lot. Not 100% but I would say 85%. #2 if you have something to redirect your mind right before bed ( I love back scratches and have my husband do that) do it, it helps relax you. #3 sleep with something that makes noise (fan, sound machine, music) I know it doesn't help pain, but it helps the anxiety and thoughts about it #4 Take pain medication (ibuprofen, lidocaine rollers, magnesium malate, etc.) #5 Dont wear tight or heat producing clothing to bed (underwear, bras, etc.) It limits circulation and can be uncomfortable #6 Sleeping aids like magnesium glycinate, trazodone, chamomile tea, etc. Other than those, It is important to follow doctor advice and treatments and advocate for thorough labwork.

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Some suggestions for dealing with pain-somnia include light stretching, meditation, using white noise, trying heat or cold therapy (like a hot water bottle or ice pack), and sleep meditation. It's important to find what works best for you and create a relaxing bedtime routine.

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