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Health Tip: Better Sleep Can Mean Less Arthritis Pain

Health Tip: Better Sleep Can Mean Less Arthritis Pain

05/17/11

(HealthDay News) -- Getting plenty of sleep each night can help you better manage arthritis pain, the Arthritis Foundation says.

Here are recommendations to help you get enough rest:

  • Exercise regularly at a moderate intensity, and remember to schedule it well before bedtime.
  • Don't consume caffeine or alcohol, particularly close to bedtime.
  • Create a consistent schedule of sleep and wake times, and stick to it daily.
  • Soak in a warm bath before bed, or listen to some soft music.
  • Enjoy quiet time before bed, or read a relaxing book.
  • Don't use sleeping pills, unless your doctor suggests them.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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