Fibromyalgia arthritis: tips for better sleep

In addition to struggling with the fibromyalgia symptoms of aches, joint pain, and dizziness, patients of this condition also need to cope with insomnia, sleeplessness, and sleep disorders. While the easiest way to overcome this symptom would be to take sleeping pills to get a restful sleep, this may not be the best option, as these may have side-effects like addiction to the pills. Some tips that you could use to get a more restful sleep at night without the aid of pills are:

  • Exercise: Exercise is extremely effective in relieving symptoms of fibromyalgia. You can decide on the intensity of the exercise according to your level of fitness. An hour of good exercise which stimulates your brain and body will result in your body wanting a good night’s rest.
  • Meditation and relaxation: Fibromyalgia symptoms can take a toll on your body and leave you too exhausted to rest. A good session of meditation and relaxation coupled with exercises which help in regulating your breathing can get you ready for a good night’s sleep.
  • Using herbal teas and hot drinks: The characteristic Fibromyalgia burning pain can be relieved by drinking tea infused with herbs which can help in reducing the pain.
  • Schedule: Maintain a schedule for sleep. As silly as it may sound, it is beneficial. Keeping a schedule and going to sleep at the same time every night can trick your brain into submission. Getting into bed at the same time each night whether you get that restful sleep or not may be the most demanding thing to do but the regimen will help you to get there eventually. Fibromyalgia symptoms can be draining, but for your body to repair and heal itself and to be prepared for the strain of the next day, you need a good night’s rest. This is achievable without the use of medication.

Sleep is probably the most underrated therapies for pain. Most people are not aware that their body repairs and heals itself while they sleep. Therefore, to relieve the fibromyalgia symptoms, restful sleep should be of utmost priority.

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