Insomnia and RA

Posted on March 21, 2018

Getting a good night’s sleep is often a struggle with RA. Endless nights without shut-eye can also cause a lot of anxiety. As one sleep-deprived member of the myRAteam put it: “Insomnia, excuse my French, is a b*tch!” You don’t have to suffer alone. Many people facing the same challenge have found a wide variety of remedies and practices that help them fall asleep and stay asleep.

On myRAteam, the social network and online support group for those living with rheumatoid arthritis, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Insomnia is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about insomnia:

Has anyone else suffered from insomnia and anxiety?

Does anyone experience insomnia the night of taking medication?

Does anyone have tips for stress or insomnia?

Here are some conversations about insomnia:

Well, it's 11:06 and my insomnia is setting in along with the deep aching pain.

I'm trying to conserve energy. Insomnia has been a real contender along with pain which is worse at night with terrible leg cramps.

I started triple therapy and my pain has improved, but now I'm dealing with insomnia!

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myRAteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A myRAteam Member said:

Sometimes I go to sleep at 10pm and wake up at 1:00am and my night is done can't sleep.

posted about 3 hours ago

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