“I feel like I have been hit by a truck!” Have you ever found yourself muttering these words upon waking from what should have been a good night sleep or a nap that you felt you desperately needed? Feeling worse than when you went to sleep can be a very common experience for people who are challenged by chronic pain especially related to the chronic pain that is a part of fibromyalgia.
There is HOPE and strategies for maximizing a good night sleep in order to achieve the benefits of restorative sleep. Good quality restorative sleep is very important. It is during this time that our bodies are supposed to be able to focus on restoring, repairing, reenergizing and much more. The following are strategies to help improve a good restorative night's sleep. One very important strategy is to go to bed and get up everyday around approximately the same time. For instance, you can set 10:30 PM as your time to go to bed and 6:30 AM as your time to get up with the goal of not straying by more than