FREE GUIDE

The First Step To Recovery Is An Accurate Diagnosis

Take this clinical assessment now to differentiate between structural and neuroplastic causes of pain so you can start trusting in your physical safety and be sure you're treating the cause of your pain.

These 3 practices and sleep meditation can help you get better sleep, even with pain:

3 Fantastic Ways To Actually Get Better Sleep With Chronic Pain

 

How many times a week do you ask yourself, "Why am I so friggin' tired?!"​

 

Sleep is so crazy important for healing neuroplastic chronic pain. While you sleep is when the cells of your nervous system regenerate and your nervous system can do it's regulation magic!

 

Well, listen up, because I'm going to tell you how to get better sleep, even with pain.

 

So why does persisting pain cause you to feel so tired? I mean, beyond the obvious point that it takes a TON of energy just to be nice to people and get on with your day when you feel pain?​ (Good job on doing your best to be a nice human, by the way!)
 
There's so much happening with chronic pain... too much to explain in one little blog post. What I can tell you quickly though, is that pain is just one of your protective systems.​
 
It tends to be the loudest, but there are likely quieter messages that your other protective systems send you too. Your protective systems are just what they sound... they try to get you to make a change and protect you before harm comes to you. ​
 
Like your endocrine system shutting down functions that are not necessary in an emergency, like messing with your sleep, digestion, cognitive capacity, libido....​
 
... sound familiar? How tired do you feel just reading and realizing how hard your protective systems are working right now?!
 
 

These 3 practices can help you get better sleep, even with pain:

 

👉 Viewing sunlight early in the day during the shift from low to full light. Try to do this practice even if it’s through cloud cover and do it from outside, not through a window. Simply be outside and let the shift in light downstream hormones including cortisol and melatonin, and neurotransmitters like dopamine, all of which help your circadian rhythm.

👉 Eliminating all possible distractions. Keep the temperature at a comfortable 20c / 68f, put all screens and communication devices in a different room, use black-out curtains, and reduce noise as much as possible. You can even get ear plugs made to fit your ear canals.

👉 Having a calming period 30-60 minutes before bed. This can be meditation, breath work, warm bath or contrast if you're familiar with it, gentle movement (nothing that gets your heart rate up) or stretching, or any combination of these practices.

 

Check out this sleep meditation for a busy mind I have for you

And please let me know how these lifestyle shifts go for you! What's your biggest challenge with sleep?

 

WANT TO LEARN MORE?
JOIN MY FREE TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO ARE READY TO EMPOWER THEIR CHRONIC PAIN RECOVERY:

How To Use Safe & Effective Techniques To Be Your Own Chronic Pain Recovery Expert

Without Risky Procedures Or Giving Up Doing The Things That Bring You Joy

In it you'll learn:

  • What chronic pain recovery actually means and what it will take to make it possible for you.
  • The #1 reason most people never fully recover + the counter-intuitive thing you need to do instead.
  • The surprising science behind how simple recovery can be, including the self-applied techniques you need to know to reprocess your pain.
  • The 3 major shifts that are standing between you and a full recovery, plus why you can’t afford to ignore them another day.

This opts you into my email list, which I keep relevant AND helpful. Unsubscribe any time.

The content of this site is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional about a medical condition, a suspected medical condition, and before you take or stop a medication.

This site is not part of, or endorsed by, Facebook, Google or any social medial platform in any way.
FACEBOOK is a trademark of FACEBOOK, Inc. YOUTUBE and GOOGLE are trademarks of GOOGLE, LLC