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What is the best medicine to help people with chronic pain get some sleep at night?

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Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on diagnosis

The first and foremost issue is to have the correct diagnosis and figure out what type of pain exists.
The best strategy to improve sleep is not necessarily a sleep medicine but rather a better control of the pain in the first place.

In brief: Depends on diagnosis

The first and foremost issue is to have the correct diagnosis and figure out what type of pain exists.
The best strategy to improve sleep is not necessarily a sleep medicine but rather a better control of the pain in the first place.
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Long acting

Assuming that you have pain and that opioids are appropriate for you, a long acting medication (time release) will likely healp you to sleep better. These work by slowly releasing drug over 8-12 hours (or longer) rather than requiring you to take a pill every 4-6 hours.

In brief: Long acting

Assuming that you have pain and that opioids are appropriate for you, a long acting medication (time release) will likely healp you to sleep better. These work by slowly releasing drug over 8-12 hours (or longer) rather than requiring you to take a pill every 4-6 hours.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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