In order to get a restful night’s sleep, we must experience cycles of light sleep, deep sleep and RIM (rapid eye movement). Chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia interferes with the needed cycles of sleep causing the body to remain in the light sleep stage. If deep sleep is never reached, we wake up tired and feeling as if we never slept at all. These feelings are intensified in people with fibromyalgia by increasing their pain and other symptoms.
Studies have also shown that severe sleep problems create a greater risk of developing fibromyalgia, especially in middle-aged and older women.
Fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat. Please see your physician for a proper diagnosis.
This video was created by Healthguru.com and Dr. Betty Keller; Dr. Keller practices at the Optimal Wellness Center in Franklin Lakes, NJ.