When it comes to sleep and chronic pain, there is often a vicious cycle in play. As pain intensifies, sleep gets worse, and as sleep gets worse, pain intensifies. Because of its effect on pain intensity, quality sleep is an important factor in pain management. When utilizing a holistic approach to chronic pain care, sleep must be considered.
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Courtney Hutchinson is a Registered Nurse, mental health advocate, and NLP practitioner. She is the founder of The Wellness Hive, a platform for living well. Courtney’s background includes experience in sleep medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy, mental health, and health education. She believes that there is no one-size approach to wellness and believes in the importance of utilizing a holistic approach to health promotion and illness prevention.