Sleep is an essential function to recharge our bodies and minds.
In the early days after my fibromyalgia diagnosis (back in 2000), I remember reading somewhere that Melatonin wasn’t good for auto-immune disorders. Although FMS isn’t an auto-immune disorder, it wasn’t well understood (still isn’t) back in those days, so I never tried it. After researching natural alternatives, I settled on Valerian. It worked for me for many years, but these days it sometimes gives me a foggy feeling in the morning if I take a supplement.
Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain and fatigue. People with fibromyalgia often have insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, or their sleep is often disrupted by pain. People with fibromyalgia may also experience an alteration in their patterns of slow wave sleep, which is the deepest stage of sleep.
Sleep is an essential function1 that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. Healthy sleep also helps the body remain healthy and stave off diseases. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly.Sleep Foundation
After yet another sleepless night recently, I decided to do look into Melatonin.
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Top tips and realistic recommendations from bloggers who live with Fibromyalgia
May 12th every year is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, to help raise awareness of this often invisible condition. It is characterized by widespread pain and fatigue, with no known cause, a variety of different symptoms, and no one-size-fits-all treatment.
This year, several Fibro Bloggers from FibroBloggerDirectory.com have joined together to share their top recommendations for living with fibromyalgia throughout the month of May. I am proud to join in with this group. Please visit all of these other wonderful bloggers’ links to find more fibromyalgia resources.
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My advice for living with fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain and fatigue, with no known cause, a variety of different symptoms, and no one-size-fits-all treatment. I consider myself very fortunate in that I do not take medicine, I rarely take sick days, and I have managed to carry on with changes to my lifestyle. Today I am going to offer you my top tips with links to more reading on each tip.
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Not all smoothies are created equal.
It’s no secret that I think smoothies are the perfect way to start your day off right. Done right, they are healthy and taste great. I believe that good nutrition is key to staving off the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia, so I enjoy a smoothie almost daily for breakfast (and sometimes lunch).
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