Why do arthritis symptoms get worse at night?

A person’s inflammation and pain from arthritis can get worse if the joint pain begins before they go to bed.

The mattress or pillow is too hard, uncomfortable to put pressure on the joints and irritate arthritis.

People with joint pain who have other risk factors for insomnia, such as high levels of stress or drinking caffeine before bed may also experience joint pain at night.

Many studies show a link between arthritis and lack of sleep.

People with arthritis may have difficulty falling asleep and not sleeping deeply, the quality of sleep is lower due to joint pain.