A CTV Atlantic News report notes that poor quality sleep can exacerbate chronic conditions.

Getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult for the average person, but for those living with chronic illness the struggle can be much worse.

Pain and medications can cause sleepless nights, leading to fatigue during the day and poor quality of life.

Ear, nose, and throat surgeon Dr. Neil Smith sees plenty of patients who are having trouble sleeping. He says it’s not always about the quantity of sleep, but the quality.

“Many chronic conditions will result in poor quality sleep and likewise poor quality sleep will exacerbate chronic conditions,” says Smith.

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