According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, fibromyalgia is a rheumatic disease that causes muscle pain, stiffness, and fatigue. People with fibromyalgia commonly report pain and tenderness throughout the body, sleep problems, and chronic daytime fatigue.
A good night’s sleep is hard to come by for people who suffer from fibromyalgia. According to the Sleep Foundation, the combination of muscle pain and sleep problems is a catch-22: the pain makes sleeping comfortably difficult and sleep deprivation makes the pain even worse. If you have fibromyalgia, there are quite a few symptoms that may occur if you’re not getting enough sleep.
If you’re in constant pain, it can be hard to think about anything else but the pain. If your brain is constantly abuzz, it can be hard to turn your brain off to to get to sleep. This may be a sign of insomnia, which is the inability to either fall asleep or stay asleep and is actually very common for people who suffer from fibromyalgia!
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