5 Ways Pain Coaches Help Clients Sleep Better
There comes a time in life when we have to realize we don’t know how to do everything on our own. If you suffer from chronic pain, the emotional confusion and regular physical discomfort could very well mean you do need to seek help for coping with the pain. Enter the pain coach training.
What Do you know about Pain Coaching ?
Health and wellness coaching mainly focuses on righting bad habits or helping patients learn healthier lifestyle options. But talking about coaching for your pain? or can pain Coach helps to improve chronic pain? then Yes, A pain coach will work to help you reduce your specific type of pain and improve your quality of life. One particular area you may be suffering in when you suffer from chronic pain is your sleep. When you can’t get comfortable, it’s nearly impossible to get quality sleep. And sleep is a critical area to pay attention to, especially when you suffer from regular pain.
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Before we share the ways a Chronic pain coach can help, know that sleep is not a luxury. Scientists call sleep deprivation an epidemic around the world—among nearly all age and socioeconomic groups.
All adults desperately need quality sleep for at least 7 hours per day. Children need more. Pain, stress and anxiety hinder sleep. And since we heal as we sleep, we won’t heal enough when we don’t sleep enough. Pain continues and we risk developing serious physical ailments (heart disease, diabetes, and sleep apnea) and mental conditions such as depression. A good pain relief coach will educate you about your symptoms and show you how to alleviate them with better habits. For instance…
5 Best Ways - How Pain Coach Helps you?
1- A pain coach may ask you to replace a bad habit, like using a smartphone too closely to bedtime, with a good habit like taking a warm bath. Warm water eases sore muscles and can relieve fibromyalgia, arthritis and lower back pain. Also, being suspended in water and gently moving our bodies for at least 20 minutes relieves the pressure of gravity on bones and joints where we can feel pain so acutely.
2- A pain coach will likely advise you to do some stretching before bed. Science has already told us that the deep breathing, stretching and mindful meditation built into yoga will elongate muscles, relieve stress and improve our focus. It also acts as a natural sleep aid.
3- A pain coach may ask you to introduce some essential oils into your bedroom to use for breathing, massaging, or consumption. The properties of the oils can get into the bloodstream and help ease your pain. Peppermint is often used to reduce inflammation (and pain!) because it has cooling effects.
Lavender has sedative properties to help you relax. Frankincense (inflammation); marjoram, lemongrass or cypress (joint pain); and chamomile and ylang ylang (relaxation) are others that are known to work.
4- A pain coach may try to improve your posture. Poor posture can lead to both daytime and nighttime suffering. If you slump over at a computer or lift things the wrong way, you’ll likely experience neck and back pain. You could also have your sleep cut short if your sleeping posture is poor.
Whether you’re standing, sitting or sleeping, you want to keep your spine aligned. People who sleep on their sides, as on an old or the wrong mattress, can develop shoulder, hip or lower back pain. Side sleepers need a mattress with enough contouring on the upper layers to those curvy parts of the body.
5- A pain coach may also, rightfully, suggest you get a new mattress. If you’re suffering from chronic pain, you need the rest. If you’re not knowledgeable about mattresses, that could a problem. You may sleep on a mattress that doesn’t come close to doing what you need it to do to alleviate pain due to its lack of quality pressure relief and responsiveness. A better bed could be an important step towards achieving better sleep.
So many interventions a pain coach may use with you involve establishing new habits to get to sleep in the right way at the right time. You’ll learn the importance of developing a healthy routine and making necessary changes to allow your body to receive the healing rest it needs each night. Here’s to many nights of comfortable, restorative rest!
Author’s bio: Laurie Larson writes on health and lifestyle topics to help people achieve a healthier and happier life.