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Dr. May Caprio and Linda Cundiff unlock some of the mysteries and myths around sleep. How can we get better sleep, even if we're living with chronic pain?

True or False?

1.  The more sleep I get, the healthier I'll be.

2.  Waking up at night means that I'll be tired the next day.

3.  Snoring is common and totally harmless.              

4.  It's important to always keep track of how much I sleep.

5.  Pain increases the amount of time in Stage 1 light sleep.

Dr. May Caprio is a registrant of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia providing psychological services for the Pain Program at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria as a member of the interdisciplinary team.  She has practiced in the area of pain management, neuropsychology and brain injury.  She has been a consultant in private industry, providing psychological assessments, individual psychotherapy and marriage counselling, and has given presentations on sleep, memory enhancement, stress management, and optimal performance.

Linda Cundiff is an Occupational therapist and co-leader in the sleep and pain program working with the RJH Pain Program. She has been an occupational therapist since 1982.  It is a privilege to work in a field that is practical, holistic and client focused.  Linda has worked with Royal Jubilee Pain Program since its inception 8 years ago and has developed and integrated many programs that clients request, and sleep is definitely one of those.  Linda is currently working on the PainBC pain champion program for occupational therapists in the province.
Dr. May Caprio and Linda Cundiff unlock some of the mysteries and myths around sleep. How can we get better sleep, even if we're living with chronic pain? True or False? 1.  The more sleep I get, the healthier I'll be. 2.  Waking up at night means that I'll be tired the next day. 3.  Snoring is common and totally harmless.               4.  It's important to always keep track of how much I sleep. 5.  Pain increases the amount of time in Stage 1 light sleep. Dr. May Caprio is a registrant of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia providing psychological services for the Pain Program at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria as a member of the interdisciplinary team.  She has practiced in the area of pain management, neuropsychology and brain injury.  She has been a consultant in private industry, providing psychological assessments, individual psychotherapy and marriage counselling, and has given presentations on sleep, memory enhancement, stress management, and optimal performance. Linda Cundiff is an Occupational therapist and co-leader in the sleep and pain program working with the RJH Pain Program. She has been an occupational therapist since 1982.  It is a privilege to work in a field that is practical, holistic and client focused.  Linda has worked with Royal Jubilee Pain Program since its inception 8 years ago and has developed and integrated many programs that clients request, and sleep is definitely one of those.  Linda is currently working on the PainBC pain champion program for occupational therapists in the province. read more read less

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