Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 13, 2012
On December 13, the mattress company Online Bed Quilt reacted to a recent study that found that extra sleep can help reduce chronic pain.
According to a recent article from the New York Daily News, Dr. Thomas Roth, director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, said that people who suffer from chronic pain and get less than eight hours of sleep should consider upping the number of hours they spend in bed.
The article went on to explain the research that Roth conducted on the relationship between chronic pain and sleep. He found 18 healthy volunteers that did not have chronic pain. The volunteers either maintained the amount of sleep they usually get or increased it to 10 hours. “To test pain sensitivity, subjects were asked to hold their finger against a radiant heat source. The amount of time subjects could do this increased by 25 percent in those who slept 10 hours after just four days. Previous research suggests this is similar to taking a 60-mg dose twice a day of the painkiller codeine,” the article stated.
Roth said that he believes sleep loss and pain both increase inflammatory markers, and that increasing the amount of sleep you get can decrease the inflammation of these markers.
Sida Li, representative for the mattress company Online Bed Quilt reacted to research, adding that the type of beds people sleep in can have an impact on the amount of time they spend sleeping. “Some people lose sleep throughout the night because they’re using uncomfortable beds,” Li said. “But switching to better quality beds is a great way for them to add hours to their sleep. As this research shows us, this can be especially important for people who suffer from chronic pain.”
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