Psoriasis and Sleep

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.

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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:

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Remember to moisturise before bed to reduce any itching.

Good luck and sweet dreams.

 

 

Psoriasis and Pain

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:

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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.