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Vitamin D Plus Enough Sleep Could Help Manage Pain-Related Diseases

May 27, 2017 07:26 AM EDT

Vitamin D Plus Enough Sleep Could Help Manage Pain
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A new research found to help manage pain-related diseases. Vitamin D, when combined with enough sleep, is the best help for managing body pain.

Brazilian researchers found out that the Vitamin D combined with enough sleep can help manage pain caused by diseases like arthritis, chronic back pain, and menstrual cramps. The new study was based on the previously published studies that Vitamin D can be the great help to alter the sense of pain and affect the body's inflammatory response, The Nursing Times reported.

Furthermore, according to Medical News Today, the Vitamin D when mixed together with enough sleep can be an effective duo. Researchers from the Department of Psychobiology at the Federal University of Sao Paulo in Brazil published a review in the "Journal of Endocrinology" explaining the benefits when Vitamin D and enough sleep were combined.

The positive result of enough sleep to pain management can be well explained. However, the relation of Vitamin D to pain is still unknown. So, in the review, the researchers find recent studies that will explain the relation of Vitamin D and enough sleep in pain management. Accordingly, a new research shows that there are two ways that Vitamin D can affect pain: it is through the influence of inflammation and influence of sleep.

"We can hypothesize that the suitable Vitamin D supplementation when combined with enough sleep hygiene, may incur therapeutic management of pain-related diseases," Dr. Monica Levy Andersen, Senior Author of the study said. Furthermore, Dr. Andersen stressed the importance of the links between the three in nuerobiological and immunological pathways.

Additionally, health professionals should consider the relationship of Vitamin D, enough sleep, and pain when recommending treatments on the variety of pain-related conditions like arthritis, menstrual cramps, chronic back pain and fibromyalgia. With the help of the study, it is expected that a lot of people in the United States that access the healthcare system due to pain will now be reduced.

Now, the scientists are further elaborating their studies through following their review. The review on the relationship of Vitamin D, enough sleep and pain management relationship plays an important role for future studies.

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