For many Canadians, getting a good night's rest can be a challenge. But if you're waking up in the morning feeling more tired than you did when you went to bed, it might be time to consider whether your sleep loss could be tied to something more serious. Painful conditions can have a serious impact on your quality of sleep.
Dr. William Bensen
Rheumatologist and Clinical Professor, McMaster University
Dr. Bensen is a rheumatologist and clinical professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Painful conditions, including headaches, back pain or arthritis, can have a serious impact on your quality of sleep. For those between the ages of 25 and 50, one common culprit related to disrupted sleep is rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic condition that causes pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints.
01/21/2014 05:10 EST
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