National Pain Report interview two women who work as advocates in chronic pain weren’t surprised to see a story this week that links chronic pain with insomnia.

“For those of us with chronic pain, lack of sleep is a recipe for flaring and new injuries,” she said. “Pain is bad enough, but if you’re sleep deprived too, it’s like lighting a match to gasoline. Everything’s harder, more sensitized. A waking nightmare, if you will.”

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