View Full Version : Sleep Hygiene for the Rest of Us

04-22-12, 10:28 AM
Chronic pain and illness play havoc with “good night’s sleep” advice.

Toni Bernhard, J.D. in Turning Straw Into Gold
April 13, 2012

Not a week goes by without an article on good sleep hygiene showing up during my Internet wanderings. I know the recommendations are good ones. It’s just that most of them don’t work for those of us who are living with chronic pain or illness. Actually, it’s more than the fact that they don’t work—they’re irrelevant to the life we must lead.

Here’s a list of typical sleep hygiene recommendations and why they might not work for the rest of us. (Note: This is intended to be a lighthearted look at these recommendations, based on my personal experience and on what others have told me. If any of them work for you, wonderful. Keep following them!)

Read more: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/turning-straw-gold/201204/sleep-hygiene-the-rest-us

04-22-12, 11:11 AM
Dr. Toni is spot on, again!