Getting rest/sleep is important to everyone for micro healing to take place. Unfortunately, disordered sleep is one of the primary symptoms of fibromyalgia. This means that in most patients, the normal sleep circadian rhythm is absent or upset.
If you are having difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, or still feel as though you haven’t slept after sleeping for eight hours (non-restorative sleep), talk with your physician. Your doctor may want tests, such as a sleep study, or explore other reasons you are having sleep such as thyroid problems which is noted as a comorbid condition to fibromyalgia. Medication trials may be in order.
All blogs, posts and answers are based on the work in Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Myofascial Pain: The Mind-Body Connection by Celeste Cooper, RN, and Jeff Miller, PhD. 2010, Vermont: Healing Arts press and are not meant to replace medical advice. http://www.thesethree.com
Author of Chapter Five, Living with and Coping Effectively Through Fibromyalgia: Detecting Barriers, Understanding the Clues, in Fibromyalgia Insider Secrets: 10 Top Experts, 2nd Ed. Ebook complied by Deirdre Rawlings, ND, PhD http://www.fibromyalgiainsidersecrets.com/idevaffiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=121_0_1_59
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