Having FM, I have NEVER been a good sleeper as I suppose most of us are not. Years ago, prior to be diagnosed with FM, I complained so much about my sleep to my doctor (along with pain, fatigue, mild depression and so on). I was given Elavil. Long story short, I had to stop this drug because of numerous, unacceptable side effects, let alone the fact that this medication only gave me a "drug induced" sleep, and it was not natural. After I was diagnosed, I was given Zanaflex to help with muscle pain and sleep, had to stop that one as well. I am one of those FM sufferers that does not do well with meds of almost any kind. I will average about only 4 hours of sleep at night, and I do not think that sleep is restful at all. For the past few nights, my sleep has been much worse than usual. I had to leave work early because of such severe pain, fatigue, irritableness, it has been HORRIBLE. I did manage to get better sleep last night, without waking up, and today my pain is still there, but much reduced. I just can't believe the burning, stabbing pain that I usually always live with, but is SO MUCH worse when my sleep is off. I know this is nothing new, it's a part of FM, the trouble is, I can't take medications for it. I have tried some herbal teas that will help mildly for a short period of time, but then I just go back to my old sleeping ways. What medications do you all take, or herbal teas, or anything else that would simulate a more natural sleep, rather than one that has side effects from medications. Hugs, Chelz.