Less Sleep Might Mean More Pain


In a New York Times article yesterday, "Losing Sleep Reduces Your Pain Tolerance," author Anahad O'Connor reported that losing sleep can reduce pain tolerance by an average of 25 percent. This has direct implications for chronic pain sufferers, so it's important to get as much sleep as you can each night. According to O'Connor, "losing sleep may disrupt the body's pain signaling system, heightening sensitivity to painful stimuli." In our book, we talk extensively about the importance of getting enough sleep because, clearly, it can help you ease your pain in more ways than one! 


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