Insomnia and Psoriasis

Posted on May 18, 2018

Many members of MyPsoriasisTeam struggle with insomnia. “Between itching from psoriasis and pain from psoriatic arthritis, I’ve been getting three to four hours a night,” reports one weary member. It’s like a “hamster wheel” says another: “Not sleeping [leads to] stress, itchy feet, sore joints and off we go again.” Sleeplessness can be frustrating but there are strategies that can help you. Learn how members of the community are using hot baths, air-conditioning, herbal remedies, and other techniques to get the shut-eye they need.

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.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

i have psoriasis but not as bad as you get it the bottom of my feet are the worse it keep me awake all night

posted 17 days ago

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