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How to Sleep Better With Ulcerative Colitis

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Leighann Renee

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Reason #1: Flares Are Disruptive to Sleep


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Yoann Boyer

Reason #2: The Mental Challenge of UC


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Reason #3: The Role of Inflammation


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Reason #4: UC Meds


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Suggestion #1: Avoid Certain Pain Meds


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Suggestion #2: Try a Different Sleeping Position


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Suggestion #3: Eat Differently


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Suggestion #4: Try Supplements


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Suggestion #5: Exercise


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Tachina Lee

Suggestion #6: Practice Mindfulness Techniques


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Suggestion #7: Talk About Depression and Insomnia


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Tania Mousinho

The Bottom Line: Don't Ignore Sleep Issues


Martin Reed

Martin Reed

@insomniacoach

Martin is the creator of Insomnia Coach, an eight-week course that combines online sleep education with individual sleep coaching. His course helps clients improve their sleep so they can enjoy a better life with more energy and start each day feeling happy, healthy, rested, and refreshed. Martin also runs a free sleep training course that has helped over 5,000 insomniacs. He holds a master’s degree in health and wellness education and studied clinical sleep health at the University of Delaware.