Chronic pain and poor sleep are closely associated. In fact, as many as 50-70% of people with chronic pain suffer from sleep problems. For example, about 50% of people with painful diabetic neuropathy, a common form of chronic pain in people with diabetes, have sleep disturbances or insomnia.
Although the existence of an association between chronic pain and sleep problems is clear, the reason for the link is still being studied. It is likely that there is a reciprocal relationship. Chronic pain prevents patients from falling asleep and maintaining restful sleep. At the same time, a chronic lack of sleep amplifies pain. The inter-relationship between chronic pain and poor sleep underscores the importance of treating both conditions in order to improve pain, sleep, health and quality of life.
To learn more about how SENSUS can help control your pain while you sleep, view our Frequently Asked Questions On Use During Sleep.