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How to sleep better with chronic pain

Updated: September 01, 2013

Rely on your natural sleep rhythms as much as possible instead of sleep medications and painkillers.

Chronic pain and insomnia are an unhealthy combination. According to the National Sleep Foundation, chronic pain disturbs the slumber of one in five Americans at least a few nights per week. But you can start to break the vicious circle of pain and insomnia by maintaining sleep-friendly behaviors, known as sleep hygiene.

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