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How can osteoarthritis disrupt my sleep?

Pain from osteoarthritis can disrupt your sleep. Osteoarthritis is a condition in which wear and tear on your joints over time causes degenerative changes. These changes often cause pain, and it is this pain that sometimes disrupts sleep.
Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Joint stiffness can make it hard to get comfortable in bed. But the biggest problem is pain. Pain from osteoarthritis can disrupt your sleep. So managing it is an important strategy to get a good night's rest. Most anti-inflammatory medicines can help do the job. If they don't, your doctor can discuss other medications and strategies that can help you get the rest you need.

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