Peripheral neuropathy and sleep don’t always mix well. Sixty-eight percent of neuropathy patients report increased nerve pain at night, contributing to restlessness and sleep disruption. Moreover, neuropathy and sleep disturbance create a vicious cycle. Neuropathic pain causes sleep issues, and, in turn, lack of sleep exacerbates nerve discomfort.
How can you help your peripheral neuropathy patients avoid this terrible cycle, restoring their health and getting a better night’s sleep? Here’s what your patients need to know about how neuropathy impacts rest and what they can do to take back their lives and health.