“I had a terrible night last night. I could not get past the pain.”
“I can't sleep. I hurt all over and can't get comfy though I'm shattered.”
“My back (fractured T11) keeps me awake nightly. Isn’t it terrible to be awake with pain knowing you have a busy, full day ahead?”
Many members of MyOsteoTeam find themselves laying at awake at night, struggling with pain-induced sleeplessness, also known as painsomnia. For some members, the problem is pain from fractures. Others experience general pain in their joints, which may be related to osteoporosis or separate conditions like osteoarthritis.
Finding ways to manage pain and improve sleep is important for physical and mental well-being. Members with painsomnia sometimes experience depressive symptoms because of the combined challenge of pain and sleeplessness.
Members who share the struggle of painsomnia offered the following suggestions for pain relief and better sleep:
On MyOsteoTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with osteoporosis, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Painsomnia is one of the most discussed topics.
Here are some recent conversations about painsomnia:
“I seem to hurt mostly at night. I usually don’t sleep well.”
Here is a question-and-answer thread about painsomnia:
Can you relate? How do you deal with pain at night? Share your experiences at MyOsteoTeam.