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Love Your Bones - Protect Your Future

Posted on by Kathryn O'Hara

World Osteoporosis Day

Every year on 20th October, World Osteoporosis Day takes place. Organised by International Osteoporosis Foundation, it is a day dedicated to raising awareness of all things Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease. 

 

You can get involved in this years campaign ‘Love your bones- protect your future’ by wearing white and using the hashtag #LoveYourBones.

 

What is Osteoporosis?

  • A condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break
  • It develops slowly over several years
  • It’s often only diagnosed when a minor fall or sudden impact causes a bone fracture
  • Women are more at risk, especially if they have early menopause

 

The most common injuries for people with Osteoporosis are:

  • Wrist fracture
  • Hip fracture
  • Spinal bone fractures

In some cases, a cough or sneeze can cause a rib fracture or partial collapse of one of the bones of the spine.

 

Over 3 million people in the UK are affected by Osteoporosis. It is not usually painful, unless there is a fracture, but spinal fractures can also cause chronic pain. 


Factors increasing risk of Osteoporosis

  • Heavy drinking and smoking
  • A low Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Long term use of certain medications
  • A family history of the condition
  • Other medical conditions such as hormone-related, malabsorption problems or inflammatory conditions for example Fibromyalgia

 

You can take early action against Osteoporosis through regular exercise, a bone-healthy diet, avoiding negative lifestyle habits like smoking and consulting your doctor about any risks. 

 

Living with Osteoporosis

As the condition is closely linked with other medical conditions, pain management may play a big role in day-to-day living. 

 

Pain and sleep don’t tend to go very well together. The more pain you’re in, the harder it is to get to sleep and the less you sleep the more pain you get- not an ideal situation!

 

At N:rem, we want to help people to get their best night’s sleep possible, as we believe that’s the cornerstone of good health. So, we developed the N:rem Sleep System. A completely customisable mattress system that you can adjust to your exact needs, giving you support where it’s needed most and softer comfort for pain points. Whilst we can’t cure Osteoporosis or other painful conditions, we can help sufferers to get a better night’s sleep to set them up for the day ahead. To find out more about the N:rem click here.

The good sleep manual

A Guide to a better night's sleep for Chronic Pain Suffers

We are proud to launch our very first E-book, which will be a collection of useful tips to help Chronic Pain sufferers sleep better, as pain and sleep unfortunately often constitute a vicious cycle.


This is an issue we are hoping to solve, through some easy steps to follow around health, lifestyle and diet, to ease you into a better night’s sleep.


We have been fortunate enough to get some valuable help from 2 contributors who suffer themselves from Chronic Pain and have been keen to share their tips and personal journey towards a comfortable and refreshing night’s sleep.

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE E-BOOK NOW!

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