sleep_ chronic painPain has emotional, physical, and mental aspects to it. The extent to which a person feels pain is based in part on behavioral and cognitive processes. When discussing pain management, you need to consider a number of factors, including the role that sleep plays in helping your body manage pain.

Evidence suggests that there are links between depression, sleep, and pain. A change in one of these three will impact the other two. If you are dealing with chronic pain, you know that pain can prevent you from sleeping well. You also know that pain can affect your emotional state, making you feel depressed. But what some people may not understand is that the reverse is also true. Not getting enough sleep can increase your pain level.

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