Scientists found that people with chronic pain conditions like rheumatoid arthritis can be at risk for poorer sleep quality, reports Healthline.
Sleep is an odd paradigm for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who often feel they either sleep too much, or not enough.
Sometimes, both are true.
Fatigue and insomnia often go hand in hand.
Some participants in online communities report that fatigue is more debilitating than the pain associated with RA.
Another issue that many people with RA and chronic pain complain about is “painsomnia.”
Although painsomnia is not proper medical terminology, it is a real phenomenon.
Chronic pain can affect sleep quality and sleep patterns. This can affect quality of life, energy levels, physical and mental health, and overall well-being.