Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease which see’s the sufferers joints become inflamed, in most cases causing pain and stiffness.
Ms Wyndham has recommended that those who do have difficulty getting to sleep because their joints are painful or stiff, listen to meditation tapes which will help to take their mind elsewhere so they drift off to sleep.
There are some specific tapes which use audio technology to stimulate the production of melatonin in the brain, a hormone essential for a good night’s sleep.
She also recommends that sufferers ensure their bedroom is completely dark with all electrical appliances, lights and clocks switched off, so there are no disturbances from artificial light.
Ms Wyndham also recommends a bath with lavender oil prior to bedtime and taking B vitamin and magnesium supplements.