Arthritis and Insomnia
If you are dealing with arthritis, quite often one of the side effects of arthritis is insomnia. Arthritis and Insomnia go hand in hand. This sleeping disorder prevents you from getting the rest that you need, which only compounds the problem with arthritis. It’s a vicious cycle to say the least. There are many different solutions that you can do to help soothe your arthritis.
First let’s look at a brief overview of what Insomnia is. Insomnia manifests itself in a number of different ways. First off, and most common is the lack ability to fall asleep. Almost everyone will have this problem at one point or another in their life, but it becomes a serious issue when it continues for more than a few days.. Another common symptom is waking up frequently throughout the night. As I mentioned above, a common side effect of arthritis can be Insomnia.
Arthritis and Insomnia is a horrible combination. The pain from arthritis can keep you awake at night. Also worrying about it can cause stress which is another common cause of insomnia. Sometimes too, Insomnia can be caused by the medicines that are prescribed to treat the insomnia. Again, it’s a vicious cycle. These medicines may help to reduce the pain but can also cause you stay up all night, but if you don’t take the medicine, you could be awake all night with pain.
So what can be done about Insomnia and Arthritis?
In the other articles on this blog I talk a lot about what steps you can take to solve insomnia itself, but here we need to consider some ways to solve BOTH problems. If you’ve read any of the other articles in this insomniasleepaid.com blog, you know that I’m a big advocate of using natural remedies first. Here are two natural solutions proven to help with arthritis pain AND insomnia. Both are natural and cheap. The first is one that I love to do, and that’s to take a long hot bath… preferably before going to bed. In the bath I’ll pour some bath salts to help relax the joints and put me into a relaxed and comfortable state.
Removing the Arthritis Pain might be all you need to once again gain the sleep you need and get relief from Arthritis and Insomnia.
There are many creams and topical ointments available that can help relieve the pain of Arthritis. Here is an example of one that I found on Amazon. I have not tried it personally, as I don’t really have too much of a problem with Arthritis so I am not recommending this one over any other.
“This product is a God-send! I have been suffering with muscular back pain for several weeks. My only relief was from taking 800 mg Ibuprofen tablets, which I hated doing. I was about to take another pill, but decided to check the mail first. My Australian Cream had arrived, so I used it instead. The relief was almost instantly! It’s been 4 hours now, and I feel great! No pain whatsoever. I’ve been dancing around my office and bending over with no problem. So far, I’m thrilled!”
In summary, there is HOPE! Try natural solutions first for Arthritis and Insomnia, and if it’s your dangerous prescription medications that are keeping you awake, you might find that one of these natural solutions is the answer.