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Sleep Problems in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Taking on sleep problems in rheumatoid arthritis I take pictures of posters at ACR meetings to help remember things I want to study more or write about for you! Two posters this past ACR were about sleep problems in rheumatoid arthritis. Sleep is one of those RA / RD topics people never stop asking me about. In...Continue reading      Make a Comment » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain at Night

Rest & Rheumatoid Arthritis / Disease have an illogical relationship Rheumatoid Arthritis pain at night is ironic. Rest is one of the most crucial weapons in fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) / Rheumatoid Disease (RD). Adequate rest is an important factor for most people with Rheumatoid Disease (PRD) as they push themselves to continue doing as much...Continue reading      38 Comments » Read more

Sleep Quality Affects Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis

The relationship between Rheumatoid Arthritis, sleep, and disability A small study in 2009 confirmed “Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) negatively affect women's sleep.” It’s no surprise that Rheumatoid Arthritis impacts the sleep of many patients.  Most patients could tell you why: pain, medication side effects, and emotional frustration or depression about chronic illness, chronic pain, and...Continue reading      16 Comments » Read more

Tackling Rheumatoid Arthritis Sleep Problems

The irony of Rheumatoid Arthritis sleep issues Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients need quantity and quality sleep to in order to fight debilitating pain and fatigue. Rest is one of the only things that can enable those living with RA to function in a somewhat normal manner. In my opinion, it is second in importance only to...Continue reading      56 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Sleep Issues

If you have RA, sleep is a big deal Johns Hopkins’ Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment information page says Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients “often need over ten hours of sleep a night, or eight hours a night and a two-hour nap during the day.” (Gee, do you think so?) Seriously, there’s plenty of evidence that RA fatigue and...Continue reading      50 Comments » Read more

Encountering Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Modern Princess and the Pea

A modern princess and the pea We were talking about featherbeds the other day and I recalled the fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea. My imagination wandered into a modern princess and the pea... A woman was traveling across the country to visit her son for a holiday. It was a long drive, so she planned to...Continue reading      29 Comments » Read more

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