Sound sleep plays a really important role in feeling less pain. Studies show people with chronic pain that were able to sleep six hours continuously per night reported their pain scores 50% lower!
As doctors move away from the use of benzodiazepines for sleep, there are two alternatives that are FDA approved for insomnia that we currently prescribe in our clinic: Silenor & Belsomra. Both drugs work totally differently than the benzodiazepines to aid in improving sleep time.
If you happen to be having trouble sleeping well at night, please ask Doctor Mocek or one of his advanced practice nurses the next time you come to our clinic.