Friday, July 18th, 2014
Chronic pain and poor sleep are closely associated. As many as 50-70% of people with chronic pain also 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.
Chronic pain prevents people 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.
Here’s how SENSUS can help. SENSUS may be used at bedtime to help you fall asleep, and throughout the night to help maintain high quality sleep. SENSUS provides pain relief by stimulating the nerves that carry normal non-painful sensations to your brain. Stimulation of these nerves changes the levels of certain natural chemicals in your nervous system that decreases your pain. SENSUS is the only transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator approved by the FDA for use during sleep; so you can be confident that it is both safe and effective for you to use overnight.