Fibromyalgia Overview

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Marvin123, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. Marvin123

    Marvin123 New Member

    Hello all again,

    Here is an overview on Fibromyalgia, Well a lot of members here knew about it, But this post will help the people who want to know more about Fibromyalgia.

    Fibromyalgia is a medical syndrome that causes widespread pain and stiffness in the muscles and joints as well as sleeps problems and chronic daytime fatigue. The most common sites of pain include the neck, back, shoulders, pelvic girdle and hands, but any body part can be involved.
    Who gets Fibromyalgia?

    Fibromyalgia at present affects over five million people in the United States and millions more worldwide. It causes chronic pain and unbearable tiredness, along with a host of other symptoms. Anyone can get fibromyalgia, including men and women, children and the elderly. However, certain people are at greater risk of developing fibromyalgia than others.
    What is the relationship between sleep and Fibromyalgia?

    People with fibromyalgia tend to have poor quality sleep. Fibromyalgia sufferers tend to lack normal amounts of slow wave sleep (stages 3 and 4 of non-REM sleep, also called delta sleep). These stages are the deepest, soundest stages of sleep. They have been felt important for the restoration of the body during sleep. The people will be in stage 1 and stage 2 sleeps always and they remember everything whatever is happening around them.

    If one deprives of slow wave sleep, they develop fibromyalgia symptoms. The more pain, the poorer the sleep quality, with less stage 3 and 4 sleep, which then makes the pain even worse.

  2. gmom605

    gmom605 New Member

    thank you,for that overveiw

  3. Marvin123

    Marvin123 New Member

    Hey gmom,

    Thank you for the bump.....

  4. JaneSmith

    JaneSmith New Member

    Now we need to get to the good sleep..........and that's not a guarantee of feeling good though.

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