Sleeping well, and enough, has a huge role in gout prevention.  But an alarming number of adults have difficulty getting sufficient high-quality sleep.  Are you one them?

Impediments to Good Sleep For Gout Prevention

Maybe it’s time to take a look at the physical environment that you sleep in.

  • Is your bedroom truly dark?  Even the smallest amount of light can be a stimulant that prevents deep sleep.  And, light reduces your body’s ability to make melatonin, the “sleep hormone”.
  • Is your bedroom peacefully quiet?  Or are you working hard at night to “shut out” steady noises like road traffic, the hum of your refrigerator, or the tick-tock of your nightstand clock?
  • Is your bedroom predictable?  Or are you often awakened suddenly to ambulance sirens, doors slamming, or the bed moving as your partner rolls over?
  • Is the temperature right?  Or are you having “thermostat wars” with your spouse?  Or does your mattress make you overheat?  Cool temperatures are conducive to better sleep.
  • Is your bed blissfully comfortable?  Or are you tossing back and forth trying to find a pain-free position?
  • Is your bedroom a calm sanctuary?  Or do you keep your computer, treadmill, and television in there?

Sleep apnea and poor sleep habits are known contributors to gout. But sometimes what is needed is a “bedroom makeover” to overcome some of more common “structural barriers” to deep sleep.

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Bert, I know all about sleep apnea having been diagnosed in 1998.  I have used a CPAP since then, its a nuisance but very effective.  Thank God I haven’t had a gout attack for a very long time, since we were first in touch.  Keep up the good work.
Best regards,

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Create a Gout Killer Sleep Sanctuary

Here are some tips to help you create the perfect Gout Killer sleep-inducing bedroom:

  1. Invest in a high-quality mattress, that will not off-gas toxic chemicals or cause you to overheat.
  2. If there are street lights or moon light hitting your eyelids, put some black-out curtains over your windows.
  3. Eliminate as many noises as possible, and if needed get a white-noise machine to mask the rest.
  4. Remove or cover each and every electronic gadget that emits light, or get an eye mask if you must.
  5. Get some silky organic sheets that make you crave getting into bed.
  6. Invest in a high-quality goose-down comforter, in the “weight” that is appropriate for your climate.  I have two, and I switch them out between winter and summer.

   Bottom Line:  High-quality sleep for gout prevention? It is so absolutely essential that it is worth spending some time and money to turn your bedroom into an irresistible sleep sanctuary!