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Stop Doing These Three Things to Sleep Better

How to Improve Your Sleep Tonight There is no doubt that many of us in the chronic pain and illness community can find it exceedingly difficult to fall and stay asleep. Painsomnia, stress, intrusive thoughts, so many other factors. Our… Continue Reading →

6 Tips to Reduce Stress and Improve Your Sleep

Helpful tips to stress less and sleep better Going to bed stressed can lead to insomnia. If there is one thing someone with chronic pain doesn’t need, it’s insomnia on top of their painsomnia. Bedtime is a time for relaxing… Continue Reading →

How a Bedtime Routine Can Fight Stress and Improve Sleep

Use a bedtime routine to combat stress To better your sleep and the overall quality of your day, planning ahead is crucial. For example, always plan to have plenty of time to wind down before bed; try reading a book… Continue Reading →

Using Meditation to Reduce Stress and Fall Asleep Faster

Use meditation to alleviate stress and get to sleep more quickly Meditation is an ancient practice that uses mindfulness to center thoughts, reduce stress, and help calm the mind. Meditation emphasizes focus and self-awareness to rid the mind of stress…. Continue Reading →

Four Apps to Help You Sleep Better While Stressed

Using apps to help you sleep better Stress and chronic illness have a way of making themselves known when we’re trying to get some sleep. Somehow, we can shove our stressful thoughts aside most of the day but the moment… Continue Reading →

Using Journaling to Reduce Stress at Bedtime

Using journaling to lower stress Stress comes from everywhere. Worries abound in all areas of life. Dwelling on work, family, your health and other obligations can become overwhelming. Running everything through your mind without an outlet for stress can make… Continue Reading →

The Impacts Of Stress And How Sleep Can Help

How sleep can reduce stress Unfortunately, stress is part of life. At some point, everyone experiences stress. Physical, emotional and other types of stress take their toll on our minds and bodies. That’s why sleep is so important. Sleep can… Continue Reading →

What I Actually Want for Mother’s Day as a Chronically Ill Parent

Mother’s Day as a chronically ill parent Mother’s Day never seemed like something worth celebrating to me for some reason. While I love my mother, it was just another pointless “holiday” in my mind. I’m also not really the holiday… Continue Reading →

My Obsession with Blogging in the Chronic Illness Community

Blogging in the chronic illness community I was really excited when Sheryl from A Chronic Voice shared this month’s writing prompts. Last month’s prompts were so easy for me, I had a post done within an hour or so the… Continue Reading →

Pain Perspectives – Dealing with Pharmacies

SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED What is the biggest issue you face when dealing with pharmacies? Is there anything you would like to know more about? Please leave your responses in the comments below, contact me here or email me at [email protected]…. Continue Reading →

Painsomnia: 10 Tips For A Better Night’s Sleep

Sleeping better with painsomnia Poor sleep is a commonly shared symptom amongst people with chronic illnesses. Those of us living with chronic pain know all too well how much pain can impact the quality of our sleep. If you’re like… Continue Reading →

8 Helpful Products I Use as a Parent with Chronic Pain

Useful products for parents with chronic pain Being a parent with chronic pain can present a whole new set of challenges to pain management. We bend over more, we sit more, we carry an increasingly heavy child around, we spend… Continue Reading →

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