Ep52: How Sleep Affects Our Health and Pain Levels

Updated 2/2023. We all know that sleep is important and that we should get enough sleep, but this can be hard to put into practice, especially if we have health problems that interfere with our sleep. Today, we explore why sleep is so important. We also have another episode coming up in the future on some tips to try and get better sleep.

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Insomnia Until it Hurts. The role of sleep deprivation in chronic pain, especially muscle pain

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

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