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The Problem of Painsomnia: Shining a Light on a Common Issue for Those With RA

Woman unable to sleep due to arthritis-related pain.
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    Dawn Gibson's painsomnia poster at the 2018 meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).
    Dawn Gibson's painsomnia poster at the 2018 meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). CreakyJoints

    (1) Fritz, Shelley, Kristine Carandang, and Gibson, Dawn, Using Arthritis Power to Facilitate Patient-Doctor Discussions and Make Informed Decisions about ‘Painsomnia.’ ACR poster, 2018.

    Lene  Andersen, MSW

    Lene Andersen, MSW

    @TheSeatedView

    Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

    Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.