You’re in agony.
Maybe it’s your back. Or perhaps that old knee injury has come back to haunt you.
But no matter the cause, it hurts so much you can’t see straight.
And you just need some blessed relief.
So you reach for the painkillers your doctor prescribed.
That’s what they’re for, after all. And your doc wouldn’t prescribe them if they weren’t safe. Right?
But when the pain lingers you end up taking another… and another.
And before you know it, you’re stuck in the terrifying cycle of opioid abuse.
Painkiller addiction can happen fast
Most folks think painkiller addiction CAN’T happen to them. Until it does.
Experts say it can even happen in as little as a week.
And recent research has revealed that opioids aren’t JUST addictive. More often than not, they’re ineffective too.
Which is why many people end up popping more and more painkillers in a desperate search for a little relief.
But stunning new research has revealed an incredibly effective… yet ridiculously easy… way to ease your pain.
And, BONUS, researchers say this “slumber secret” could help you avoid developing a dependence on painkillers at the same time.
Skipping out on sleep sends pain levels soaring
Are you ready for this? Grab your favorite pillow and hit the hay.
Because according to new research not getting enough shut-eye sends pain levels soaring and your pain threshold plummeting.
In other words, you hurt more. Plus you have far less TOLERANCE for the pain you’re feeling.
And it’s easy to see how that can pave the way for a painkiller addiction.
Sleep deprivation robs you of dopamine
You’ve probably never heard of the nucleus accumbens before. But I’m sure you’ve heard of the hormone it pumps out… dopamine.
Dopamine or the “feel good hormone,” is responsible for making you feel pleasure.
When you’re in pain, the nucleus accumbens in your brain sends your dopamine levels soaring.
And as a result, two things happen…
- your pain levels plummet
- your brain dials back the pain messages it sends out
But the new study found that when you’re sleep deprived your nucleus accumbens gets sluggish and sleepy too.
And that means your body gets robbed of the pain-relieving dopamine spike you need to feel better. Then painkillers can start to seem like your best option.
Hit the hay to feel better fast
The researchers warn even small interruptions in sleep can mess your brain’s ability to cope with pain.
But the good news is that getting the rest you need can get things back on track. Which can help you feel better… and FAST.
So if you’re battling pain, BEFORE reaching for the painkillers reach for your pillow.
Grab forty winks and chances are when you wake up you’ll find you don’t need them anymore.