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I had another busy month of posts in September with my usual Health Awareness Days being the most popular this month. With soooo many awareness events it did not surprise me it was a popular post. In case you missed any of my posts here are my September ones for you to look through.

Helping A Parent That is Now Caring for their other half – A subject on many sites at the moment especially after the pandemic.

7 Ways to Detox Your Body

21 Reasons to Read Through Back Pain Blog UK’s post for August – for anyone who may have missed a post 🙂

Pain Awareness Month – September – How To Be Ready for the Change in Temperature

My usual Sleep Sunday posts this month included –

Let’s Talk About the Best Mattress for Back Pain Sufferers

Let’s Talk About Six Foods That Can Help You Sleep Better

Let’s Talk About How to Deal With Fibro Fatigue

The Importance of a Good Nights Sleep and a New Mattress

2 Important Things You Should Always Remember Before Seeing Your Health Professional – I have been seeing some new health professionals over the last month or two which prompted me to write this posts. Unless you write everything down it is so easy to forget what you wanted to mention when you go and see a GP or any other health professional.

For Pain Awareness Month I wrote an article on Is Your Definition of Pain Correct?

Migraine Awareness Week 5th-11th September – Managing Your Migraines

My C7 Corticosteroid Root Block Injection for pain relief and diagnostics. – I had this procedure done in September which is quite a tricky procedure. You can read all about it in this post.

Health Awareness Days/Weeks/Month for October – lots and lots going on in October, check out this post.

I wrote a couple of posts on Reflexology – Four Reflexology Points for Headaches You Can Do Yourself

Hand Reflexology Points for Lower Back Pain

Book Review – The Pain Management Plan

Not All Back Pain Needs Advice from Spinal Consultants

Make These Changes To Your Home For Help Managing Back Pain

Ultrasound As A Treatment For Back Pain and Fibromyalgia

Dystonia – Pain In Your Hands or When Writing

Hologram Discs for The Treatment of Pain

BPB Alert: Fibromyalgia Patients Report Less Pain, Improved Sleep following Medical Cannabis Treatment

How to Write a Pain Diary – this one is made by me as I think they are essential for getting a good diagnosis.

More Fascinating Facts and Figures About Back Pain

My final post for September was A Brilliant Quote For Pain Awareness Month

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On Sleep Sunday this week I thought you might find it interesting to know the top twenty reasons why you cannot get to sleep.

According to an article in HR News one in ten of us are kept awake by the dread of going to work the next day. However number one on the list by 55% say that being too hot can keep you up all night.

The study, by And So To Bed, asked 1000 Brits about their sleeping habits to reveal what is most likely to keep them awake at night, the study revealed that over HALF of the UK (55%) can’t hack the heat when attempting to sleep. This was followed by a THIRD being kept awake by anxiety (36%). 1 in 10 admitted that their job and the dread of going to work kept them awake at night.

The study show that a third of the UK now rely on sleeping aids to get a good nights sleep, with two in 10 going for a herbal remedy (that’s me) and over one in 10 relying on prescribed medication It also showed that nearly a third of us take a nap during the day (that’s me again).

1Being too hot55%
3Needing the toilet30%
4Partner snoring23%
5Your phone20%
7The light (street lights or brighter mornings)16%
8Being too cold16%
9A headache15%
11Uncomfortable bed14%
12Road traffic noises13%
15Too much caffeine12%
16Medical conditions11%
17Your period11%
18Your job (the dread of going the next morning)10%
19Co-Sleeping with a child10%
20Partner taking up too much space in the bed10%
HR News 20 Things Keeping The UK up at Night

Some things that we have admitted to doing as a result of poor sleep are – Sleeping elsewhere like on a sofa, napping while working from home. Sleeping on public transport. Waking our partners due to their snoring. Moved into another room to sleep due to partners snoring noise.

Source: HR News