Sleep and Pain

Mom holding her sleeping baby kangaroo style in the NICU

Pain and sleep problems are common in people with cerebral palsy with over 60% of individuals with CP reporting that they experience pain.

This section looks at common causes for pain, assessments for identifying pain as well as emerging treatments. Left untreated pain and sleep problems can adversely impact activities, participation, and quality of life. 


1 in 2 people with cerebral palsy live in chronic pain