Sleep and Arthritis

When you suffer from Osteoarthritis, you body needs rest. This demands that you get a good nights sleep. The definition of what constitutes a good night’s sleep has changed over the years. Let’s take a look at what kind of sleep your body actually needs.

The old maxim that you had to have “eight hours of sleep” is no longer true. In fact, recent research indicates that you need much less sleep than that. The prevailing notion is that you should sleep about seven hours a night. Of course, the so-called experts are even questioning the reasoning for that number.

It turns out that the experts are basing their studies today on historical information from the days of hunter-gatherer societies. In those days many were believed to go to bed when the sun went down. Others found that those same groups stayed up and went to bed later. Either way, we are seeking the perfect number.

Based on what I have read, it does not appear that there is a perfect number for sleep. Osteoarthritis can become very painful and sleep is an important component of keeping your body healthy and active. It is important to find something that works to support a good nights rest.

I think it is safe to say that if you have arthritis, a restful night’s sleep is important enough for you to consider what works best for you. The sleep that allows your body to be most comfortable given your arthritis is what you need.


As well, liquid Glucosamine such as Synflex has shown to be very promising when added to your daily routine.