NSF: Addressing Pain Boosts Sleep Quality

Products that address consumer pain can help them get a good night’s sleep, according to a new survey. A new poll by the National Sleep Foundation suggests that pain is a key factor in the gap between the amount of sleep Americans say they need and the amount they’re getting.

According to the study, chronic pain sufferers logged an average of 42 minutes in sleep debt and acute pain sufferers 14 minutes of sleep debt in the preceding week.

The 2015 Sleep in America Poll finds that pain joins two related concerns, stress and poor health, as key factors related to shorter sleep durations and poor sleep quality. However, sleep gaps can narrow among those who make slumber a priority.

“Taking control of your sleep by being motivated, setting a routine bedtime and creating a supportive sleep environment are relevant even for those with pain,” said David Cloud, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation. “Sleep is a key marker of health, and good sleep habits are critical for improving the quality of life of those living with chronic or acute pain.”