Painsomnia Steals 51.5 Minutes of Our Sleep Every Night. How Do We Cope?

By Lisa Marie Basile, June 30, 2022

“Pain does not have to be extreme to keep us awake,” says Dr. Alex Dimitriu, MD, founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine and a medical-review board member. “Even milder forms of pain can result in varying degrees of insomnia, resulting in trouble falling or staying  asleep.” Even when you do fall asleep, sleep may be less restorative when you’re in pain. “Sleep is as much about quality as it is about quantity,” Dr. Dimitriu says.

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