Psychological Flexibility is effective to treat Insomnia in Persons with Chronic Pain

Sleep disturbance is a common complaint in people with chronic pain, and is associated with a range of adverse outcomes including reports of greater pain and disability. Most of these people usually use pain killer to help them reduce insomnia. Recently, McCracken et al from King's college in UK found psychological flexibity, a process from acceptance and commitment therapy is helpful for the insomniac with chronic pain. They found the components of psychological flexibility, particularly acceptance of pain and values-based action is positive correlations with sleep quality. They said the psychological flexibity may be a new candidate to treat insomnia in persons with chronic pain.

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