Written by Dr Wendy Jones, MBE BSc, MSc, PhD, MRPharmSit.
This month’s blog on taking HRT, the contraceptive Pill and thyroxine has been kindly written for The Thyroid Trust by Dr Wendy Jones, MBE BSc, MSc, PhD, MRPharmS. Wendy has been a community pharmacist for over 40 years, worked as a practice support pharmacist for the NHS, was a founding member of the Breastfeeding Network and is a published author. www.breastfeeding-and-medication.co.uk
Written by The Sleep Charity
Many of our community struggle with sleep issues caused by their illness, symptoms or medication. For those that live with chronic illness a good night sleep is critical so establishing good habits and routines would be very beneficial I am sure.
Sleep is an essential part of our health - it decreases the risk of heart attacks, diabetes, strokes and it helps us fight off minor ailments, deal better with stress, anxiety and depression and even tackle weight problems.
However, chronic illnesses and sleep can be negatively synergistic: illness stops sleep and sleep deprivation amplifies pain and illness. Often medications can affect sleep or quality of sleep.
So, what can those suffering from chronic illnesses do to get a better night’s sleep.
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