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Why Does Nerve Pain Get Worse at Night?

Do you ever wonder why your nerve pain gets worse at night? Just as you’re about to lay down and rest for the evening, your nerve pain kicks up and makes it difficult to sleep. And unfortunately, if you don’t sleep, it can make your pain feel worse the next day. This starts a terrible, debilitating cycle that is hard to break. 

While it doesn’t happen to everyone, many people who suffer from nerve pain find that their symptoms are more bothersome at night. There are several theories for why this could be the case, which we’ll discuss below. We’ll also give our best recommendations on how to ease this pain so that you can sleep peacefully and wake up feeling refreshed. 

Why Nerve Pain Often Worsens at Night

Many people say that living with nerve pain is like a merry-go-round of discomfort. It’s difficult enough to get through the day with peripheral neuropathy, let alone have it flare up at night. But it’s not your imagination. Here are some of the reasons why nerve pain tends to increase at night. 

  • Fewer distractions. When you’re busy throughout the day, it’s easier to forget about the pain. The pain is still there, but you’re less likely to notice it. At night, it’s just you and your thoughts. 
  • Drop in temperature. At night, your body temperature fluctuates and decreases a bit. Most people also prefer to sleep in a cool room. However, your nerves might interpret this change in temperature as pain or tingling.
  • Stressful sleeping. Once you fall into a pattern of stressful sleep, it’s hard to break the cycle. When you don’t sleep well, you’re more likely to experience stress and anxiety, which makes you more sensitive to pain. 
  • Medication. Some of the medications you take for nerve pain to get through your day might wear off at night. Fortunately, adjusting the timing of your medication can help. 

Tips for Getting Rest with Nerve Pain 

When you live with chronic nerve pain, it’s especially important that you sleep well. In fact, sleep is one of the best natural pain relievers we have! According to new research, sleep deprivation causes a heightened sensitivity to pain and impairs the brain’s natural mechanisms for relieving pain. 

Here are some tips for getting better rest with nerve pain: 

  • Create a relaxing sleeping environment. Cut out light, shut your door and keep the room well ventilated. Make sure your pillows and mattress are comfortable. Some people benefit from essential oils, relaxing music or white noise. 
  • Try a nerve cream. If your nerve medication wears off during the day, you can try a nerve cream like Miracle Nerve Cream at night. It’s safe and won’t interfere with your other medications. 
  • Take the right vitamins. Certain vitamins, like B vitamins and vitamin E, can improve nerve symptoms. Talk to your doctor about adding these vitamins to your regimen. Neuro Health’s Neuropathy Support Formula is an easy way to get these vitamins. 
  • Try a new sleeping position. The goal is to relieve compression and get as comfortable as possible. For example, if you have sciatica, you’ll want to sleep on your side.  

If you’re suffering from peripheral nerve pain, you can find relief with Neuro Health’s products. They are made from safe, all-natural ingredients, and they have a 100% guarantee that we stand behind. Try them today at no risk and see if they decrease your sleepless nights. 

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