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sandystrachan's avatar

Why when you are in pain does it make you want to sleep?

Asked by sandystrachan (4417points) March 18th, 2009
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laxrrockr18's avatar

No, not for me, it had me stay awake,


tiffyandthewall's avatar

i’m guessing because when you’re asleep you’re not as aware of the pain.

sandystrachan's avatar

i suffer from joint pains have done for years,yet the doctors they can not see anything wrong.
no painkillers work or the work for a short time but there effect dies away fast
its not because of the painkiller i am tired before anyone says that.I stopped taking them ages ago

A_Beaverhausen's avatar

because its annoying and you’d rather forget about it. like cramps

SeventhSense's avatar

Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
~Thomas Dekker

laureth's avatar

Pain can wear you down, physically and psychologically.

A worn-down body needs rest.

marinelife's avatar

I want to sleep when I am sick. Sometimes pain can keep you awake. Hate that.

scamp's avatar

I wish I could sleep through my pain. It keeps me up all night. If pain makes you sleepy, consider yourself lucky.

SuperMouse's avatar

I always want to sleep when I am in pain – emotional or physical. I know I have turned the corner from pain to howling pain when it keeps me awake.

Lupin's avatar

When I’m in pain, it’s the Tylenol #3 with codeine that makes me want to sleep.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Pain keeps me up at night. Pain makes me crabby, not sleepy. I have to take powerful drugs to sleep when I am in pain, and being allergic to codeine and codeine derivatives makes that difficult.

I bet I’d be a much nicer person if I wasn’t in pain so much.

Darwin's avatar

I would love to sleep when I am in pain because it is both a way to escape the pain and to heal.

But it isn’t always possible, even with Lortab, which is the heaviest-duty pain-pill I have ever taken. My husband says morphine does the trick for him and I must admit that he is pretty out of it when they stick that morphine control into his hand in ICU.

augustlan's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra I’m allergic to codeine, too. :(

I want to sleep through my pain, but am often unable to. I take 4 pills for pain a day, and it just makes my life tolerable… not pain free. I’ve taken morphine in the past for acute pain, and even that didn’t knock me out, nor take away the pain.

You know what? Pain sucks.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@augustlan pain is a horrible thing, but morphine is a nice drug. I’ll have to tell you about my awesome experience with morphine some day. It’s pretty funny.

May2689's avatar

I never sleep when Im in pain. If anything, the pain wakes me up!! When I had my wisdom teeth removed, I was supposed to take my painkiller meds at 2 am. I forgot and then like clockwise at 2:30, 3:00 am the pain was excruciating. It woke me up.

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