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Lack of Sleep May Cause Widespread Joint and Muscle Pain

As we age, we begin to develop more severe muscle aches and pains and a new study published in Arthritis and Rheumatology has found that the best predictor of widespread pain is lack of restful sleep, The Huffington Post reports. Researchers gathered information on pain, sleep, and other aspects of physical health, as well as details about psychological health and lifestyle habits from 4,326 men and women over the age of 50. They found that non-restorative sleep, or feel unrested upon awakening, was the single best predictive factor for widespread pain. Experts urge that “Maintaining a routine of high-quality sleep in plentiful amounts may be one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of experiencing physical pain as you grow older.”

Read the article published by The Huffington Post.

Read the study in Arthritis and Rheumatology.