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If you’re got osteoarthritis, sore and aching joints become more noticeable later in a busy day. This is known as the ‘wear and tear’ type of arthritis.

Description: Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis caused by wear and tear of the cartilage of the joints causing painful bone on bone contact

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis caused by wear and tear of the cartilage of the joints causing painful bone on bone contact

“Usually the morning is good because the joints have been resting while you sleep but they hurt the more you walk and stand,” says Professor Patrick McNeil, president of Arthritis Australia.

“The pain is caused by the bone hurting because the cartilage that normally covers the end of the bone is degenerating.”

If you have osteoarthritis of the knees, keep your quadriceps or thigh muscles that control the knee joint strong. It won’t ease the pain but it will help maintain joint function.

9PM – Stomach ulcers

“Some stomach ulcers are relieved by food, so around this time the stomach is emptying after an evening meal and the pain may increase. If you eat something light the pain may disappear again,” says McCoy.

Description: About 60 per cent of these ulcers are caused by the Helicobacter pylori bacterium

About 60 per cent of these ulcers are caused by the Helicobacter pylori bacterium

About 60 per cent of these ulcers are caused by the Helicobacter pylori bacterium. About a third of people are believed to carry these bacteria that live in the stomach lining and produce chemicals that cause irritation and inflammation. Symptoms of stomach ulcers include pain just below the ribcage, indigestion, nausea and vomiting. Antibiotics and tablets to reduce acid in the stomach are standard treatments.

11PM – Labour

Midwives say women are most likely to go into labour around this time, particularly if they already have children.

“Women usually won’t go into labour until their other children are asleep, until they’ve finished everything they need to do and when they’ve had a bit of a sleep and feel relaxed,” says Jan Ireland, a midwife in private practice. She says most women go into labour between 11pm and 4am.

Description: “Women usually won’t go into labour until their other children are asleep, until they’ve finished everything they need to do and when they’ve had a bit of a sleep and feel relaxed,”

“Women usually won’t go into labour until their other children are asleep, until they’ve finished everything they need to do and when they’ve had a bit of a sleep and feel relaxed,”

“They go into labour when they are ready – which is why you don’t see many women in the supermarket breaking their waters,” says Ireland.

12AM – Eczema

 Circadian rhythms control the production of natural chemicals in the body, called mediators. At night, these chemicals increase and they activate itch nerve fibres that make eczema irritation worse, according to US research. Skin temperature also increases by about one degree at night, adding to skin irritation.

“When people get warmer in bed, that can set off itching and an itch is about a cycle. If you have an itch during the day you might be distracted and so can ignore it. Lying in bed, people are less distracted so they notice an itch, scratch it and it gets worse from there,” says McCoy.

Keep skin moisturized and use corticosteroid creams to manage serious skin irritations and inflammations. Don’t get overheated in bed, keep your home well ventilated, and change bed linen regularly to avoid dust mites that can aggravate itching.

2AM – Night walking

At night, the circadian rhythm sees the brain release a chemical called melatonin which induces sleep. But in people with depression this cycle is disturbed, leading to night waking.

Description: Regular night waking can be a sign of depression

Regular night waking can be a sign of depression

“People who suffer night waking don’t have problems getting off to sleep but they are wide awake in the early hours of the morning. They then start thinking and worrying about things and can’t get back to sleep,” says McCoy.

“Regular night waking can be a sign of depression and so, if people do find themselves waking often at night, it’s worth seeing a GP to check for depression.”

3AM – Asthma

Circadian rhythms control the release of the hormone, cortisol, which influences asthma symptoms. Cortisol levels are lowest in the early morning and this leads to a narrowing of the airways. This increases symptoms such as wheezing.

Description: “When cortisol is at its lowest, you are going to be most susceptible to attacks of asthma,”

“When cortisol is at its lowest, you are going to be most susceptible to attacks of asthma,”

“When cortisol is at its lowest, you are going to be most susceptible to attacks of asthma,” says Dr Simon Bowler, chairman of the National Medical Committee at Asthma Australia. “But generally, symptoms can be reduced in the early hours if people take their preventer medication morning and night. The main issue that stops people getting good asthma control is remembering to take medication as prescribed.”

5AM – Gout

Gout is the third most common type of arthritis in Australia and it’s at its worst in the hours before waking. It is caused by a build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints. Uric acid is carried in our blood and is made from the breakdown of waste products in the body called purines. Our kidneys usually flush out uric acid but sometimes it lingers and forms crystal-like deposits in the joints – often the toes.

Description: Gout is caused by a build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints

Gout is caused by a build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints

“People go to bed without pain but wake with intense pain. This is because cortisol levels are lowest during the early hours of the morning and cortisol is the body’s natural anti-inflammatory,” says McNeil.

The good news is that anti-inflammatory and you can help reduce symptoms by maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding high-purine foods such as red meat, offal, shellfish, scallops, mussels, Vegemite and beer.

 

 

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