Researchers find methods to correct sleep problems in Fibromyalgia!

Discussion in 'News and Research' started by KerryK, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. KerryK

    KerryK Member

  2. lilly9me

    lilly9me Member

    • Sleep only as much as needed to feel refreshed and healthy the following day, not more. Curtailing the time in bed seems to solidify sleep. Excessively long times in bed seem related to fragmented and shallow sleep.
    • Keep a sleep diary. Write down how you slept each night and triggers that may have interfered with your sleep. Reviewing your notes over several weeks may give you insight into your sleep problems.
    • Have a regular time to wake up each morning. A regular arousal time helps strengthen circadian cycling and leads to regular times of sleep onset.Sound-attenuated bedrooms may help those who must sleep close to noise. Occasional loud noises -- for example, aircraft flyovers -- disturb sleep even in people who are not awakened and cannot remember them in the morning.
    • Avoid long daytime naps. Extensive napping can interfere with nighttime sleep.
    • Keep the temperature in your room cool. An excessively warm room disturbs sleep.
  3. KerryK

    KerryK Member

    That is all good advice. However, I have found that the usual behavioral remedies for sleep are inadequate for the disease induced changes to sleep in FMS. We need more.