less healing, more pain and more stress because the patient cannot remember, follow through or concentrate. Plus, some medications reduce the ability to get a full, restful night’s sleep. Sleep patterns is something I try to explore with every client, their family members, friends and other witnesses.”
Recent medical investigation backs Landau’s stratagem up. The 12/18/12 NYTimes Digest reported that recent scientific studies revealed that losing sleep may disrupt the human body’s pain signaling system. This heightens the body’s sensitivity to pain stimuli. Though it is not clear why this is so, one theory is that sleeplessness increases inflammation throughout the body. Catching up on sleep may reduce the inflammation. Scientists believe this could have implications for people who struggle with chronic pain. It could also have an impact on the effect of painkillers, which appear to be blunted after chronic sleeplessness.
So the next time an Administrative Law Judge suggest that lawyer Landau’s client should not be complaining of pain because of their medication load, the Herndon disability lawyer will point to this study as additional support for the proposition that insufficient sleep reduces the effectiveness of prescribed pain medications. If you or someone you know or care for has been injured and become disabled as the result of a car, truck, bicycle or motorcycle crash and there are questions about Social Security Disability Income, e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555) at once.