Laying down in bed should be a relaxing time to decompress after a long day. But for people with peripheral neuropathy, bedtime can be uncomfortable and concerning. The mere brush of a sheet against your hyper-sensitive feet can cause incredible discomfort. Because peripheral neuropathy and sleep, do not mix well.
Arrowhead Health Centers has a dedicated staff who work with patients who suffer from peripheral neuropathy in the Phoenix area with treatment centers in Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Surprise/Sun City. Our non-surgical treatment program can help you rid yourself of peripheral neuropathy symptoms and live a comfortable, active life.
If you find it difficult to sleep at night because of your peripheral neuropathy symptoms, there are a few things you can do to make bedtime something to look forward to again.
- Firm mattresses can reduce the surface area of your body that touches the mattress.
- Avoid stimulants such as caffeine that can make you restless at night.
- Elevate sheets and blankets so they don’t come in contact with your skin throughout the night. Check out this blanket support sold on Amazon that can lift your sheets and blankets, giving you the comfort of warmth during the night, but alleviating pressure on your feet and legs.
- Limit naps and downtime so you can have a deep, restful sleep.
- Take nighttime showers or baths early enough so the body can cool down before bedtime.
Many of our patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy find insomnia to be a common side effect or result of their condition. It’s important to keep a night time routine so your body gets used to a schedule of winding down at a certain time nightly..
If you’re ready to address your peripheral neuropathy with a treatment program, give Arrowhead Health Centers a call at 623-334-4000, extension 9. Our providers and caring staff will guide you through the treatment & rehabilitation process, working together to provide you with comprehensive neuropathy care in Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Surprise/Sun City.