Waking up and not feeling rested isn't just annoying. Researchers say that
"non-restorative sleep" is the biggest risk factor for the
development of widespread pain in older adults.
The results, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, show that
restless sleep as well as anxiety,
problems and poor
health play a role in the development of this type of pain.
sleep increases high blood pressure
(Picture: Old woman in pain from Shutterstock)