Sleep and fibromyalgia

fibromyalgia and sleep

Don't you just love that feeling of getting all comfy and snuggling up under the quilt and getting ready for sleep? I think everyone does... but for some people sleep is a problematic thing.

Many people with Fibromyalgia are insomniacs but Fibro is not just associated with this dreaded sleep affliction but many other conditions as well including sleep apnea, teeth grinding during sleep, NRS which stands for non restorative sleep, restless legs and frequent waking.

In fibromyalgia, all treatments are geared toward helping people sleep better. If we can improve their sleep, patients will get better.  Steven Berney, MD, chief of rheumatology at Temple University Health System in Philadelphia via WebMD.
Here we have some articles about sleep and Fibromyalgia written by people who understand:

Here we have some suggestions for getting a better night's sleep when you have Fibro:
fibromyalgia and sleep


  1. Some great articles here, I'm sure between us all we should be able to help some people get a better nights sleep :)

    1. Thanks Susan, or at least help someone realize they are not alone in their struggles in the middle of the night when they cannot sleep with Fibromyalgia.


  2. I had fibromyalgia for about 20 years. I fortunately had it diagnosed almost immediately by a wonderful male doctor. It was very debilitating at first. I had to rest after cleaning my bathtub, a very painful process, and I was only in my 50s. The pain did not go away. My doctor prescribed aerobic exercise and Flexeril. That drug made a big difference in the amount of sleep I got. I exercised for 20 minutes every day except Sunday. (That was all my pain tolerance would allow.)

  3. I just had the worst night with only a few hours broken up. Nothing solid. Thank you for this information. I will read it and hopefully find something that works for me. <3


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