When your head finally hits the pillow at the end of the day, the last thing you want is to lie awake because of your neuropathy pain. Ever wonder why you experience more pain at night or what you can do to reduce your pain and sleep better? Keep reading to find out what some readers suggest.
Changes in Body Temperature, Body Position, and Fewer Distractions
Peripheral neuropathy symptoms can worsen at night time because of changes in body temperature, body positions, and fewer distractions. Cooler temperatures at night can lead to more sensitized nerves and being in certain positions for a prolonged period can lead to more pressure on the nerves. Also, with fewer distractions at night, people tend to focus more on their pain.
Peripheral neuropathy is treated by identifying the underlying cause. Symptoms can be controlled with exercise, vitamins, controlling diabetes, quitting smoking, cutting alcohol, and certain nerve medications.
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