Tip Thursday

Did you know that a poor night’s sleep can increase your experience of pain?

Research shows that poor or insufficient sleep is the strongest predictor for pain in adults over 50.

Sleep and pain have a reciprocal relationship – make sure you get a good night’s sleep to help reduce your pain.

Five Tips for Quality Sleep

1) Screens: avoid for one hour before bed

2) Caffeine: avoid after 6pm

3) Light: aim for bright light during the day and pitch dark when going to sleep

4) Mattress: try a memory foam

5) Mindfulness

Marie Walsh