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Pain and Lack of Sleep

There are many reasons why people do not get a good night of sleep.  In most parts of the United States, the clocks change twice a year disrupting the sleep patterns for many.  However, a recent  article on CBSNEWS attributes a lack of sleep and insomnia for many to pain.

The article states that the National Sleep Foundation surveyed 1,000 people about their sleep habits, overall health and pain levels. The researchers found that people who had chronic pain ended up with a 42 minute sleep deficit a week and people who had acute pain ended up with a 14 minute sleep debt.

“This is really impactful though because 57 percent of Americans reported having either acute or chronic pain in the week of the survey; that’s more people in pain than not,” CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips told “CBS This Morning.”

Many of us often believe that stress and fatigue are inescapable byproducts of our modern lives. You may sometimes believe that stress is beneficial – sharpening your senses and providing the adrenaline rush you need to conquer deadlines. However, if you are regularly stressed, pushing through the day-to-day routine will eventually wear you out.

The Revolution Health Medical Center doctors and massage therapists are here to help you de-stress, replenish, and boost your energy levels. Because the cause of your stress and fatigue is different than everyone else’s, your program may include a doctor’s evaluation, lab testing (to evaluate thyroid, hormones, adrenal function, metabolism and overall health status), and discussion of your health challenges and goals.

You may just be tired this time.  But why take the chance?