Category Archives: Sleep

In Sleep Deprived? Naps and Caffeine Might Help Pain

in the Animal model if animal sleep deprived ( Not fragmented sleep though) , they animals become more sensitive to noxious stimuli.  Yet sleep would restore things and Caffeine would also reduce pain reaction.

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Applying Sleep Hygiene Questionnaire to Chronic Pain Subjects Comes Out With Two Factors

Irregular Sleep -Wake Schedule and Sleep Disturbing Behaviour and Environment factor out as two main sleep issues in chronic pain.

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New treatment For Chronic Insomnia – But Might Be Too Sticky For Some

Special Chimsband taping in a couple chronic cases helped with sleep  but I suspect won’t catch on here..

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Increases Interstitial Cystitis(IC)/Painful Bladder (PBS) Risk by 3.7 times

Study of 2940 Obstructive sleep apnea subjects over 3 years found a 3.7 times risk of having IC/PBS.

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Cheap Treatments For Sleep Apnea

My daughter, Janice Montbriand, and I did a sleep study on selected cases of chronic pain and found a high incidence of sleep apnea. In Fibromylagia, disordered breathing (a dumbed down version of sleep apnea),is very common. Though the CPAP … Continue reading

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How Can One Sleep On One’s Stomach ?

I have a patient who has widespread pain and can’t sleep on her sides. What is most comfortable is my massage table with a hole for the face. I have looked for portable versions of that and came across a … Continue reading

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Do Some Victims with Fibromyalgia(FM) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS) Have Sleep Genes?

Recent study analysed daytime drowsiness in FM/CFS using abnormally fast time to fall asleep (sleep latency); 80% had abnormal tests. They found gene type HLA DQB1*0602 was obtained in 74 (43%) of subjects – which is 5 times what you … Continue reading

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Sleep Disurbance and Pain Severity Predict Chronic Pain

In Burn Cases, both Pain and Sleep Onset Insomnia predicted pain chronicity and their model suggested that the sleep problem was beyond what one would expect from the pain

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Chronic Pain and Sleep Apnea

In 2006, my daughter, Janice Montbriand, and I did a pilot study on selected chronic pain patients looking for sleep apnea. We found a high incidence of nocturnal oxygen desaturations in these cases. Methadone classically has also been known to … Continue reading

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