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Depression, Chronic Pain & Sleep

By November 16, 2021January 13th, 2022Blog

Sleep Shouldn’t Be a Pain!

The link between depression, chronic pain and sleep – it’s real.  Recently Drs. Fisk and Julian were featured on Valley Sleep Center’s podcast with host Lauri Leadley, CCSH, RPSGT, President, Clinical Sleep Educator and Sleep Coach.


The link Between Depression, Chronic Pain & Sleep

We’ve all experienced a poor night’s sleep before.  Tossing and turning – looking at the clock thinking, if I can only fall asleep right now, I’d get 4 hours – then 3 hours – then before you know it, the alarm is ringing and dragging yourself out of bed is painful.   

Why aren’t you sleeping well?  For some patients, the answer has to do with mental health – they’re feeling depressed, or are on medication that causes sleepiness throughout the day, therefore interrupting what should be a solid night’s sleep.  In some cases, chronic pain is the culprit and trying to find that comfortable position is nearly impossible.  Joint pain, arthritis, post surgical pain, restless leg syndrome – all those and more – can be the cause of a poor night’s sleep.

If you are experiencing a lack of sleep due to depression, anxiety, PTSD or chronic pain, please contact our office to schedule a consult with either Dr. Fisk or Dr. Julian.  You don’t have to suffer.  Sleep is a time to restore energy!  The benefits of a good night’s sleep are:

  • Get sick less often.
  • Stay at a healthy weight.
  • Lower your risk for serious health problems, like diabetes and heart disease.
  • Reduce stress and improve your mood.
  • Think more clearly and do better in school and at work.
  • Get along better with people.

#bewell #sleepwell

Acute Pain Therapies

Our Mission is to offer the most safe, effective and scientifically proven acute and chronic pain solutions available. Our hope with the pain management strategies we offer is to provide a means for a patient to overcome their pain while devising a way to achieve an improved quality of life of their own making, while trying to minimize the risk of becoming addicted to pain medications.