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Finding the PEMF device that fits your needs

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Choosing a PEMF pain relief device is not an easy decision.  There are many things to consider when comparing PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic fields) devices.  How much will it cost? Does it address your needs? Will it fit your lifestyle?
Throughout the past two years I have shared how PEMF therapy with Oska Pulse has relieved most of my chronic pain, but how it has also addressed many other debilitating symptoms from my chronic illnesses.  Click here to read my progress from the beginning.  What you may not know is how PEMF therapy might benefit you.  I am including a plethora of third party reports detailing how PEMF therapy has been shown to improve specific diseases and symptoms.  Click here to access reports.  If that isn’t enough to convince you, you may want to check out PEMF – The Fifth Element of Health: Learn Why Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy Supercharges Your Health Like Nothing Else! By Bryant A. Meyers

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This book explains how the new science of PEMF therapy (a branch of energy medicine), based on modern quantum field theory, is the solution to this problem, with the many benefits listed below:
• eliminate pain and inflammation naturally
• get deep, rejuvenating sleep
• increase your energy and vitality
• feel younger, stronger, and more flexible
• keep your bones strong and healthy
• help your body with healing and regeneration
• improve circulation and heart health
• plus many more benefits
Click here to order PEMF – The Fifth Element of Health: Learn Why Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy Supercharges Your Health Like Nothing Else! By Bryant A. Meyers in paperback or Kindle version.

Now let’s talk about the device!

As you know, I use Oska Pulse from Oska Wellness.  But did you know that there are other brands available too?  Below are some options, including Oska Pulse, to help you decide which product is best for you.

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1. Oska Pulse

Instead of just blocking pain, Oska Pulse works at the cellular level to provide longer term pain relief, increase circulation, reduce inflammation and improve mobility.
Oska Pulse uses Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Technology to boost the body’s ability to repair injured cells. Oska Pulse does not need to be in direct contact with the skin to be effective and there is no tingling or sensitivity. 100% drug-free Oska Pulse is an FDA-registered alternative to opioids for the ongoing relief of back, knee, neck, joint, muscle and chronic pain. There are no known side effects and it cannot be overused. I run treatments anywhere between 4-10 hours a day, depending on my pain level and what symptoms I am addressing. Oska Pulse oscillates through a series of frequencies during its programmed 30-minute operation cycle. All frequencies are within the range of 1 -150Hz. The intensity of the PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) is approximately 0.9milliTesla, which is similar to the output of a television remote control.
Cons: Treatments only last 30 minutes. Device only has a 22 inch radius and works best within a 10 inch range, limiting the area of your body that is being treated at a time. Cannot treat shoulder and feet at the same time.
Pro:  The ten inch range can treat areas near the location you choose to treat. Click here to see demonstration. It comes with a strap to place device on your body so you can continue on with your life. I wear and run my device from the moment I wake up and until I go to bed. The device is portable and doesn’t have to be plugged in to use.  It can be used anywhere.  Oska Pulse is eligible for Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account reimbursement.  My discount code DIVA saves you $55 when you purchase via Oska Wellness’s site.
Cost:  $344 when purchased through Oska Wellness and you apply promo code DIVA at checkout. Click here to orderDiscount does NOT apply when you purchase at FSA or HSA stores.  However, you can still submit your receipts and be reimbursed later after purchasing from the Oska Wellness site.  Oska Wellness offers a payment plan of 3 easy payments.  Discount codes are cannot be applied to payment plan.
Click here to order with discount code DIVA  
or  $399 when purchased through Amazon.  Special promotion via Amazon: 6 Month Financing: For a limited time, purchase $149 or more using the Amazon.com Store Card and pay no interest if paid in full within 6 months. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional balance is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum monthly payments required. Subject to credit approval. Click here for details.
Click here to order from Amazon

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2. OMI Ring PEMF Therapy Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Therapy System

 The OMI PEMF Therapy Ring is designed for use with extremities, joints, head or neck areas. It measures a little over 8 inches across in the center. It is not flexible and does not open. The OMI PEMF Therapy Ring provides a field strength between 20 and 70 Microtesla depending on the frequency being used.  The OMI PEMF Therapy Ring uses a square wave. The electromagnetic pulses on this device go towards the center of the ring which provide direct nerve and cell stimulation for specific or targeted areas. Since the pulses of this PEMF therapy ring go towards the center of the ring, it is NOT recommended for back areas as there is little effect outside the ring itself.
Con: The device is not flexible and cannot be used on backs.  It is not portable and must be plugged in while in use.
Pro: Received great reviews for helping with pain in feet, legs, arms, and neck. Qualifies for 6 month financing via Amazon Store Card. Click here for details.
Cost: $365
Click here to learn more about and/or order the Omi PEMF Therapy Ring

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3. The OMI PEMF Therapy Pad

This device is battery operated only. (4 AAA Batteries Included)  Some of the most common uses for the Pulse Pad include: Minor Pain Relief, Stress Relief, Reduced Inflammation and Increased Circulation. The OMI PEMF Therapy Pulse Pad is designed for use with any local body application.  It measures a little over 6 X 10 inches across in the center. It is soft but not flexible, provides a field strength between 20 and 30 Microtesla, and uses square wave. The pulses from this device are from the applicator side of the pad which provide direct nerve or cell stimulation for specific areas.
Con: Ongoing cost of replacing batteries. Not able to wear and go about your life.
Pro: Ability to take with you. Affordability.
Cost: $180  For a limited time, purchase $149 or more using the Amazon.com Store Card and pay no interest if paid in full within 6 months. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional balance is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum monthly payments required. Subject to credit approval. Click here for details.
Click here to learn more about and/or purchase the OMI PEMF Ring

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4. OMI Full Body Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Therapy System

 The full body OMI PEMF Therapy Mat is used for assistance with a wide variety of health concerns that include: Pain Relief including Chronic Pain, Stress Relief, Reduced Inflammation, Increased Circulation, Better Sleep and many more. The OMI PEMF Therapy Mat is designed for full body use and measures 65 X 20 inches and has a quad fold design for compact storage. The OMI PEMF Therapy mat provides a field strength between 20 and 66 Microtesla depending on the frequency being used and it uses a square wave. It has 8 pure copper coils. These copper coils provide even pulsed electromagnetic fields to the whole body. The pulses from this device are from the top side of the mat which provide direct nerve and cell stimulation for the whole body.
Con: Not able to use on the go.
Pro: Folds easy for travel and storage. Receive treatment while you sleep.
Cost: $1,200
12 Month Financing: For a limited time, purchase $599 or more using the Amazon.com Store Card and pay no interest for 12 months on your entire order if paid in full in 12 months. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional balance is not paid in full within 12 months. Minimum monthly payments required. Subject to credit approval. Click here to apply.
Click here to lean more and/or to purchase the OMI PEMF

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5. MediCrystal Bio-magnetic Photon Amethyst Agate Mat

It may bring immediate soothing for joint, muscle and soft tissues pains and stiffness, reduce or eliminate arthritis, rheumatism, chemotherapy, lyme, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis symptoms, insomnia, sport trauma, minor strains and other conditions. The Midsize mat is easy to handle yet enough big for the whole body therapy.
Con: Not wearable.
Pro: Comes in two different sizes. Treats entire body while sleeping.  Click here to find out how to get a free pillow!
Cost: Mini 32″L x 20″W $449
Midsize 59″L x 24″W $845
Click here to learn more about this product and/or to purchase it.

Disclaimer:  Content on this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute for advice given by a physician, pharmacist, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information as self-diagnosis or for treating a health problem or disease. Contact your health-care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem. Information and statements  are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. Prices and product availability may change without notice.

I credit PEMF therapy for getting me out of my wheelchair and onto my feet, but the truth is nothing would have helped had I not been willing and ready to make changes to my how I lived my life.  Find out what those changes were and be challenged to make your own in my eBook Make Pain Your Bitch: How to Dominate Your Chronic Life
Con: You will be told things that you may not be ready to hear.
Pro: Your life will improve when you begin making the changes I describe in the book.
Price $5
Click here to order and download your copy today!

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How much do you know about CBD?

I am sure by now you have heard of CBD.  You may have heard how it has helped someone with their chronic pain, nausea, depression, anxiety, seizures, etc., but nothing from your doctors.  Your doctor may have never mentioned it or dismissed it when you asked about it. I and others who have benefitted from medicating with CBD, could talk until we were blue in the face about CBD and how it helped us and  you would still have unanswered questions.  So where does one turn to get those questions answered?

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Thankfully my good friends at Green Flower Media have put together a guide to CBD.  Click here to learn more about CBD and its amazing health benefits.  Since not everyone has access to a medical marijuana dispensary where high quality CBD is usually sold, I am sharing my top three favorite CBD products that can be purchased online.

Bio CBD+

Bio CBD+ is one of my favorite CBD companies for several reasons.  The first is that their products work!! The second is that because they are so strong, stronger than other CBD products available online, a little goes a long way. I share more reasons in my product reviews.

Click here to read my reviews of their topical oil, capsules, and vape and find out all of the reasons I love this CBD company!

Click here to visit Bio CBD+

Triniti CBD

Triniti CBD addresses an issue many have with CBD oils; the taste!!! Not everyone likes the taste of CBD oils, to be honest I couldn’t stand the taste when I began using them.  Over time I got used to it, but not everyone does.  For those who really want to utilize CBD for its amazing health benefits, but just can’t put one more awful tasting drop into their mouths, Triniti offers flavors!!

Click here to read my review.

Click here to visit Triniti CBD

NuLeaf

Most CBD manufactures only offer their tinctures in one size.  Not NuLeaf!  They offer theirs in various sizes to fit your budget and needs.  I am in the process of writing a review for this awesome company and will insert it when it is done.  For now I will say this, it works wonderfully for anxiety and depression.  Same goes for their pet version! My anxious Chihuahua was calm and relaxed the last time my neighbors decided to set off fireworks!

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Make Pain Your Bitch: How to Dominate Your Chronic Life

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Make Pain Your Bitch

Has your chronic illness stolen the life you had? 

Have you put your dreams on hold?

Does having to spend days, weeks, or months recovering from an outing make you feel like a prisoner in your own home/body?

Are you ready to make pain your bitch?

What are you waiting for?

In my eBook Make Pain Your Bitch: How to Dominate Your Chronic Life  I share the areas of my life that I needed to take ownership over and the changes that had to be made.  My book won’t cure you, but it will help you recognize what changes you need to make. Throughout the book I prompt you to examine your life, then I challenge you to make changes.

I haven’t been healed. Fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, and endometriosis are NOT curable.  However, my daily pain continues to decrease, as does how often I flare, and the severity of my flares.  I have gone from leaving the house once or twice a month in a wheelchair and having to ride lying down in the back seat, because of pain that was so intense I couldn’t sit, stand, or walk for more than 5 minutes without wanting to pass out from it to living the life I live now.  What is that life?  I no longer need a wheelchair! I still use a walker for all day outings, but how often I need to use it continues to decrease.  I can drive myself anywhere I want!! I am no longer a prisoner of pain!! These improvements were unexpected.  They also weren’t necessary for me to begin living passionately and purposefully as I began thriving long before I regained my physical independence and you can too!

Chronic illnesses are not death sentences.  There is hope and it is possible to live a fulfilling and pleasurable life with less pain.  I began winning my battle with chronic pain six years ago and continue to improve. With that said, all of my physical improvements could disappear tomorrow and I would still love my life.  Why? Because I have learned to live passionately and purposefully no matter what my body throws at me.  I have learned to work with my diseases, instead of constantly battling them.

Do you want to dominate your chronic life?

You can begin dominating your chronic life for less than a venti Starbucks iced Macchiato!

Click here to download your copy today!

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CBD Bio Naturals Review

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I recently had the pleasure of trying CBD Bio Naturals’ Ultra Premium 250mg CBD Hemp in MCT Oil. *Disclosure: I received this product as a gift from the company. All opinions are my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.*

Quality you can trust

CBD Bio Naturals’ farms do not use synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides, they follow a strict organic farming practice.  There are no chemical solvents used in their extraction process.  Instead they use pure, clean CO2 gas.  Their hemp is grown, extracted, and bottled in Colorado. Besides hemp, the only other ingredient is MTC oil, an oil derived from coconut oil.

Why CBD?

More like why NOT CBD?! Seriously, CBD helps with so many different symptoms and you don’t have to experience the high you get from THC.  Here are some of the ways you may benefit from using CBD oil:

  1. Heart
    CBD may improve heart function and prevent heart disease.*
  2. Brain
    May reduce feelings of anxiety and promote relaxation
    Some studies show CBD also relieves symptoms  seizures in some people.*
  3. Lungs
    Early studies show that CBD might inhibit the spread of cancer cells to other areas of the body, especially aggressive breast cancer tumor cells.*
  4. Colon
    CBD has been shown to reduce inflammation, and may offer relief for those with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s, IB, UC.*
  5. Stomach
    May relieve nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy. Promotes a normal appetite. MCT oil is naturally antibacterial and antiviral and may help to promote a healthy digestive system by fighting bad bacteria.*
  6. Liver
    MCT oil is easy to digest and is suitable for those with digestive problems or have gallbladder problems. MCTs are processed by the liver, so they are easily absorbed and provide sustained energy, without raising blood sugar levels.
    CBD also reduces liver inflammation and may keep your liver healthy.*

Why I recommend this product

  1. Taste: Not every CBD product has a pleasant or tolerable flavor.  I felt the flavor was mild.  In fact, it was the taste of the MCT oil that stood out more.
  2. Effectiveness: When placed under or on top of my tongue, I could feel the full effects within 30-60 minutes.  It helped reduce my nighttime anxiety and relax my muscles which allowed me to enjoy a fantastic night’s sleep.
  3. Strength: Each bottle contains 250mg CBD.  It is estimated to contain 15 doses (one full dropper) per bottle making each does approximately 16mgs each.  You can use more or less as needed.
  4. Affordability: At $38 per bottle CBD Bio Naturals is one of the more affordable options available.

Be sure to follow this link to purchase your own helpful CBD Hemp Oil for anxiety or insomnia today!
 * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

 

 

 

How My Chronic Illness Turned Me into a Vampire

How My Chronic Illness Turned Me into a Vampire

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I used to think that I suffered from insomnia. However, insomnia or painsomnia, as many of us who suffer from chronic pain like to refer to it wasn’t to blame. Insomnia is not being able to sleep. Painsomnia is when pain prevents someone from sleeping. After an experiment I discovered that neither were really my problem.

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Five years ago I discovered that my body had its own opinion in regards to when sleeping was possible. Weather changes, mainly pressure from storm fronts or heatwaves are mostly to blame for my nights and days getting mixed up. I used to fight them by medicating heavier than I typically did, but that only made me feel worse when I woke up. Or I would just lie wide awake in bed all night long waiting to fall asleep. When I would finally fall asleep I didn’t make adjustments to get the hours I needed, instead I would force myself to wake up when I had planned. Since that wasn’t working I decided to start listening to my body and to give it what it wanted.

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I didn’t work outside of my home. There was no reason for me to be awake during certain hours of the day except for my wanting to keep a “normal” schedule. But it was that “normal” schedule that causing my exhaustion. Without an excuse I decided to begin an experiment. Instead of fighting my body I chose to work with it. This meant not forcing my body to go to bed or wake up before it was ready. It also meant accepting that there would be times when my “night’s” sleep would actually occur during the day.
When I began following its lead my body rewarded me with 6-10 hours of sleep at a time. During the hours that I was awake my brain wasn’t foggy nor did I feel sluggish. Once I accepted my natural sleep cycle I learned how to make the most of it. Instead of lying in bed waiting to fall asleep or trying to numb myself to sleep with medication I use those hours the same as I would if I were awake during the day. I use that time to cook for my family so they will have something to eat while I am sleeping the next day. I also use that time to work and catch up on household chores.

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Going to bed when the sun rises and waking up before sunset isn’t my first choice, but I’d rather live like a vampire several times a year than live everyday like a zombie. Thankfully the current heatwave in southern California is nearing an end and my sleep schedule will soon revert back to its regular pattern. But until then I will continue to soak up moon beams and be thankful that I can sleep, even if the hours aren’t ideal.

Do you suffer from insomnia or painsomnia?  Or could it be that you just haven’t discovered your sleep pattern?  To be clear I am not discounting or saying that insomnia and painsomnia isn’t real, because they are.  They just weren’t my problem.  For me it was truly an issue of not working with or around my illnesses.

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No matter when I sleep, Oska Pulse helps me achieve the restorative level of sleep needed to function.  Click here to visit Oska Wellness and use promo code DIVA to save $55 if you choose to give it a try.  Join Facebook group The Disabled Diva’s Alternative Chronic Pain Fighting Forum to learn more about this drug-free pain relief device and other alternative ways to combat pain from your chronic illness!

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Sweet dreams only happen when….

sweet dreams or sleepless nightsSweet dreams only happen when I listen to my body.  Prior to my chronic life, I had a sleep schedule that worked around my work schedule.  I was in bed every night between 9 and 10PM and up by 4AM.  I never had a problem falling asleep.  I attribute that to the fact that I wasn’t living with constant physical pain.  Without that distraction, my mind was the only thing I needed to shut down before slipping into a deep slumber.

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When chronic pain entered my life, it disrupted more than my daily schedule, it also wreaked havoc to my nighttime routine. While I was no longer working at this point in my life, I still had the mind set that I needed to follow a sleep schedule.  Every night I would attempt to force my body into going to sleep at what I considered to be a reasonable time.  Unfortunately, with the combination of physical pain and my mind overflowing with thoughts of all that I hadn’t been able to get done or wouldn’t get done if I didn’t get some sleep,  I was lucky to get four hours of sleep per night.  I was a zombie.  To top it off, my lack of sleep increased my daily pain level.  In hopes to combat this issue my physicians began prescribing sleep medication in addition to my pain meds and muscle relaxers.  Sleeping pills failed as my doctors and I learned that I am part of a small percentage of people who has a body that reacts in the opposite manner.  Instead of sleeping, I was finding myself awake for days only sleeping for 20 minute intervals.  At this point the only solution my doctors had was to give me valium.  While this worked a little, but it was not enough.  My body and mind fought to stay awake every evening.  Another problem was with all the medication that I was taking in hopes of being able to sleep,  I always felt hungover and sluggish the following day and I still wasn’t able to keep a sleep schedule.

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Fast forward 12 years.  At this point I was done with taking pharmaceutical medications that weren’t helping me.  I went completely medication free for about a year.  It was during this time that I discovered that my body had its own sleep pattern.  By listening to my body and ceasing to force it into my desired sleep schedule, I was finally getting 6-8 hours of sleep most nights.  My only issue with this was the hours that my body liked to sleep.  During that year my body preferred going to bed anywhere between 2AM and 4AM.  This usually equated to waking up between 10AM to noon.  While not ideal hours, I was thrilled that I was sleeping for more than 4-6 hours most nights.

A year later I began medicating with marijuana.  Once again I attempted to force my body into a sleep schedule that I preferred.  And guess what?  I failed!  Marijuana will and does help me fall into a deep and restorative sleep, but only when my body is ready.  The good news is that while I am still not sleeping during the hours that I prefer, my body’s pattern has shifted.  Most nights I am able to go to bed between 10PM and 2AM and wake up between 6AM and 10AM.  Of course all it takes is a late night, early morning, or a fierce flare to disrupt this pattern.

Here is what I have learned about my body and sleeping in the past 17 years.

  1. I cannot force my body to sleep if it isn’t ready.
  2. When I attempt to force my body into a sleep pattern of my liking, it will rebel and punish me with less sleep and more pain.
  3. My body knows what it needs more than I do.

The most important thing I have come to accept is that my life is different from my average friends and family.  I no longer work outside the home and don’t have to be up at a certain hour every day.  Once I stopped trying to keep the same hours as everybody else, I was able to embrace my body’s schedule.  By following my body’s schedule I sleep most nights, do not experience an increase in pain due to lack of sleep, and most importantly my brain feels clearer upon waking.

Are you forcing your body to sleep according to a schedule you desire?  Or do you follow your body’s schedule?

Wishing you sweet dreams and many reasons to smile,

The Disabled Diva


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Painsomnia, like insomnia but worse

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We all know what insomnia is, but what is painsomnia? Painsomnia is when your pain(s) keep you from falling asleep or from reaching a restorative sleep level.  With normal insomnia I would just get up and make good use of the time that should have been spent sleeping.  Unfortunately that isn’t an option with painsomnia. With painsomnia I am in too much pain to get out of bed and do anything.  Long ago when this first started I would fill what should have been my sleeping hours with activities that didn’t require physical strength and that would distract my brain from the pain that I was experiencing.  I would binge watch TV series, do crossword and wordsearch puzzles, and spend time on social media.  Over time my sleepless nights increased.  During this time I was medicating with pharmaceutical medications and was lucky to get four hours of sleep on a good night.  Since ditching the pills and switching to MMJ (medical marijuana), I now receive a good eight hours of sleep most every night.  I still suffer from a few painsomnia nights, especially if I hadn’t medicated heavy enough on a severe pain day.  While still annoyed, I am beyond thankful that I no longer spend night after night soaking my pillow with tears.

Weather plays a huge role in my painsomnia.  If our lows are above 65 degrees I am most likely not going to catch some zzzzzz’s.  Warm nights cause an increase of nerve, muscle, and joint pain.  I feel like I am being electrocuted and my muscles spasm terribly. I struggle to sleep on those nights no matter how heavy I medicate.  Thankfully I don’t have to suffer through too many of these types of evenings where I live as I only experience a handful of nights where the temp doesn’t drop below 65.  I don’t know how I survived all the years that I lived in Arizona where summer nights never go under 70 degrees, it’s no wonder I was so miserable while living there.

The most frustrating part of painsomnia is that I while I am totally exhausted, I am also in too much pain to do anything productive.  Forget trying to write or draw during those hours as my hands usually hurt too much and my brain acts like it is shorting out.

How do you get through your pain induced sleepless nights?

Wishing you a day filled with many reasons to smile,

The Disabled Diva

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