Psoriasis and Sleep


Erin Azuse

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Most of us have experienced sleep deprivation at one point or another. Not only does it make it hard to get through the day, it can increase our stress levels and affect our mental health. To avoid this, the National Sleep Foundation recommends all adults get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.

If you are somebody who suffers from psoriasis, sleep may have an even bigger impact on your quality of life. More and more, studies are suggesting sleep may be linked to symptoms of psoriasis. With over 50 percent of all psoriasis patients reporting sleep disturbances, here are some important things for you to know.

There are many treatment options for psoriasis, and they all come with risks and benefits. Ultimately, whether you treat with topical creams, light therapy, or medications, you and your doctor will decide the best treatment path together.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Apr 13, 2016

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