People with psoriasis often suffer with sleep problems. A recent study in the British Journal of Dermatology found that 25% of people with psoriasis suffered with clinical insomnia and more than half were poor sleepers.
Poor sleep can have a negative impact on your skin, overall health and well-being. There are things you can do to improve the situation and many apps, books and websites which can also help. Try the resources listed below:
Remember to moisturise before bed to reduce any itching.
Good luck and sweet dreams.
Psoriasis is a condition causing physical pain as well as emotional pain. How you respond to the pain determines how much suffering you will experience. Some ways of reacting to psoriasis-related pain can make the situation a whole lot worse.
Although it is a complex issue, this infographic explains the relationship between psoriasis, pain and suffering:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is an alternative to suffering. It teaches you to acknowledge pain but stop it defining your life and making things worse.
For more information I would highly recommend Facing the Storm by Ray Owen and The Reality Slap by Russ Harris. Or watch this powerful talk ‘Psychological flexibility: How love turns pain into purpose’ by the Clinical Psychologist Steven Hayes.
There might not be a cure for your psoriasis (yet) but you can reduce your suffering.
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Together we can cope with psoriasis.