November 03, 2021 4 min read
Sleep is essential for our health and longevity. It helps our body to recover from the day and ensures our body systems are in working order. Getting adequate sleep (between 7 and 8.5 hours) without sleep disturbances is linked to better health and a longer life free of chronic disease .
People with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are more vulnerable to experiencing poor sleep quality and sleep disorders . Possible explanations for this phenomenon include associations between poor sleep and inflammation, chronic pain, skin itchiness, the higher prevalence of mental illness and reactions to certain medications used to treat the conditions . Long-term sleeplessness significantly lowers quality of life and needs to be taken seriously.
Busy and stressful lives make getting enough shut-eye challenging as it is. With psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis added into the mix, getting a good night’s sleep can get a whole lot more complicated.
Here are some practical tips for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis on getting a good night’s sleep.
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