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what are the causes of sleep problems and body aches?

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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
Many factors: Body aches, by themselves, can cause sleep problems. Poor sleep is usually due to being aroused from sleep and this is often due to pain from some area of the body. An over the counter pain medication such as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken one hour before retiring can help alleviate aches while sleeping. A 'sleep study' can provide more data-see your doctor for more info.

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Last updated Apr 17, 2016

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