Insomnia and Psoriasis

Posted on May 18, 2018

Insomnia is an overlooked symptom of psoriasis. In one study, researchers found that 25 percent of people with psoriasis experienced clinical insomnia compared with 10.5 percent of people without the condition. Lying awake can increase stress, which can cause more itching and worry. Learning to manage sleep issues on top of psoriasis is easier with peer support.

On MyPsoriasisTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Insomnia is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about insomnia:

Any remedies to reduce burning and itchiness of psoriasis? I can't sleep at night because no matter what way I lie my psoriasis becomes affected.

Does anyone have advice on sleeping with psoriatic arthritis? I only manage about 4-5 hours before pain wakes me up.

The itch at night is so severe I haven't been sleeping. Is this a normal symptom?

Here are some conversations about insomnia:

No sleep at all. It is going to be a long day at work.

I’ve noticed people talking about having trouble sleeping. I never knew that was associated with psoriasis.

After physical therapy and a new cream, I hope to sleep tonight!

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyPsoriasisTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

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A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I have insomnia bad, I never realized that the two were connected!

posted 3 days ago


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