Arthritis is a disease that causes inflammation and stiffness in the joints. It often affects the joint at the base of the thumb, called the basal joint, which allows for the swivel and pivoting motions of the thumb. It is also referred to as thumb CMC joint. Because of its design, it tends to wear out and develop arthritis early in life.
Sleep plays a crucial role in wellness. It is restorative, may help our bodies preserve energy, and helps consolidate memories. Conversely, the consequences of sleep deprivation are many, including poor concentration, obesity, cardiovascular risk, memory impairment, and reduced immunity.