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Difficulty falling asleep, frequent wakings, disruption to deep sleep, sleep apnea, daytime sleepiness, feeling tired all the time and restless legs syndrome are some of the frequently reported sleep concerns that people with fibromyalgia have.
People with fibromyalgia may also experience an alteration in their patterns of slow wave sleep, which is the deepest stage of sleep. In one study, researchers selectively deprived a group of healthy middle-aged women of slow wave sleep for a period of three days. In response, the women showed a decreased tolerance for pain and increased levels of discomfort and fatigue, suggesting that such sleep disruption may play an important role in the development of fibromyalgia symptoms. National Sleep Foundation.
Here we have gathered some articles written by people who have fibromyalgia about sleep:
- Fibromyalgia Sleep Disorders
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Deep sleep eases pain and fatigue: study
- 4 Tips to help you sleep better with FMS
- Sleep Study: I Passed... Or Did I fail?
- Slumber Power
- Advice for getting a good night's sleep that works
- 5 Unusual Things to Improve Your Sleep
- Teenage sleep problems may predict later pain
- 10 things to do after a bad night's sleep
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