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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 Exclusive Rollercoaster That is My Brain on Chronic Pain

I love rollercoasters. I used to live near Canada’s Wonderland and had a season pass as long as I lived there. I’m not particularly fond of an emotional rollercoaster though. I’ve had chronic pain and mental health issues for a… Continue Reading →

The Stigma of Fibromyalgia and Why It’s Stressing Me Out

As a chronic pain patient, I see my family doctor a LOT. I had only been with my current doctor for about six months when I was hit by a car. We got to know each other real well, real… Continue Reading →

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