10 Tips for Managing Fibromyalgia Symptoms

3. Take Steps to Achieve Enough Good Quality Sleep

Fibromyalgia is a condition known to disrupt sleep patterns, resulting in poor sleep quality and disturbed sleep. Chronic lack of sleep leads to fatigue, irritability, poor concentration and mood swings, which can also be caused by this condition.

The pain associated with fibromyalgia can also mean you can’t sleep, and not getting enough sleep can exacerbate your pain response — a vicious cycle. In addition, fibromyalgia can also lower your pain threshold, which means you feel more intense pain. Therefore, it is very important that you do everything in your power to get enough quality, restful sleep. Achieving “good sleep habits” can mean improving the quality of your sleep.

This means having a relaxing and relaxing nighttime routine that signals to your brain that it is time to go to bed and relax. The first step is to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. This helps set your body clock into a routine when you feel tired and wake up. Also, be sure to avoid anything very exciting in the hour before bed. This includes avoiding caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, large meals, strenuous exercise, or watching stimulant television. It also means avoiding using your smartphone, tablet or laptop because of the blue light from screens that tricks your brain into thinking it’s daytime.

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