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Category: Sleep

The Effect Pain Has on Sleep – Dr. Jim Stocks

It makes sense that if you hurt, you won’t sleep. But it is also true in many cases that if you don’t sleep, you’ll hurt. The relationship between pain and sleep is a complex one — a better understanding of which could lead to improved health and quality of life for those that suffer chronic pain. Dr. Jim Stocks from UT Health Northeast explores this complex relationship in the latest post to HealthConnection.TV.

A significant number of people with sleep problems also have chronic pain. Is there a connection between sleep and pain? (first question)

What are the most common causes of the pain and sleep problem? (skip to 0:49)

How does pain affect sleep quality? (skip to 1:43)

A recent study has found that people with chronic pain may benefit from more sleep. Why would that make a difference? (skip to 3:13)

Can sleep disorders such as sleep apnea cause pain? (skip to 5:16)

What are the long-term effects of poor quality sleep caused by chronic pain? (skip to 6:31)

If you suffer from chronic pain, what can be done to get more restful sleep? (skip to 7:14)

When is it time to see a doctor for chronic pain and sleep problems? (skip to 9:47)

The Dangers of Insufficient Sleep – Dr. James Stocks

No matter where you turn, you’ll see and hear advertisements for products to help you with your sleep…from mattresses to medications. The fact is, the majority of us are sleep deprived. And that lack of sufficient sleep can have big health consequences. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, the U.T. Health Science Center’s Dr. James Stocks talks about recognizing and treating sleep deprivation.

How much sleep does the average person get and is it enough? (first question)

Why has sleep deprivation become epidemic? (skip to 0:52)

What health problems can arise from poor sleep? (skip to 1:41)

How are we affected at work by insufficient sleep? (skip to 2:54)

How much sleep do we need need to stay healthy? (skip to 3:44)

Are the effects of sleep deprivation cumulative? (skip to 4:22)

What is the connection between chronic insufficient sleep and weight gain? (skip to 5:02)

What are the most common myths about sleep? (skip to 5:28)

You see prescription sleep medications such as Ambien advertised. Are such drugs the answer? (skip to 6:23)

Some people have trouble getting to sleep. Some have trouble staying asleep. What is going on and what can be done? (skip to 7:25)

Not getting enough sleep is a bad habit. How does one break it? (skip to 10:48)

Dr. James Stocks – Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

In addition to making us lethargic and grumpy, inadequate sleep, particularly when it’s chronic, can lead to serious health problems. The U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler’s Dr. James Stocks talks about getting a better night’s sleep.

What is a better night’s sleep? (first question)

What stands in the way of a good night’s sleep? (skip to 00:45)

What are some of the more successful strategies for getting a better night’s sleep? (skip to 02:45)

Can chronic pain affect sleep quality? (skip to 03:28)

What does it say about the quality of my sleep if I never have dreams? (skip to 03:51)

If by my best estimation I’m getting a good night’s sleep, why am I still tired? (skip to 04:39)

Is there any harm in relying on prescription sleep medications like Ambien and Lunesta? (skip to 05:04)

Is self-medicating for sleep with drugs like Tylenol PM safe? (skip to 05:53)