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Small steps – Hypermobility and sleep


Whilst much of the discussion around hypermobility and EDS focuses on movement, a common source of anxiety, frustration and stress for those living with such conditions comes from the other half of our lives – sleep. Many people living with EDS have huge difficulties when it comes to getting enough quality sleep. Just getting into bed and moving around while in bed can cause dislocation, subluxation or trapped nerves.

After a day of experiencing fatigue and pain, we should be looking forward to finally getting into bed. This makes it even more frustrating when hypermobility makes sleep difficult. Fear of dislocation while sleeping can make going to bed a stressful and even frightening time for those who experience hypermobility.