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Sweet Dreams or Losing Steam? Sleep Disorders & Fibromyalgia

Posted Sep 19 2008 2:43pm

Recently I had read an article in that talked about sleep and fibromyalgia. It is a widely known fact that those of us who have fibromyalgia have some sort of sleep disturbances. Whether it is merely getting through the pain, or insomnia we know it all too well. I learned by reading this article that along with the typical effects we have the very real possibility of suffering from other sleep disorders.

Sleep apnea is something that can cripple a healthy person but what effects will it have on us as patients with Fibromyalgia? I researched this very question and found that additional sleep disorders in those who have fibromyalgia can cause more pain! Something we don't want to hear but is very real.

Participating in Sleep studies benefit not only the medical communities but can assist you in pin-pointing exactly what is troubling your sleep. I am providing you with places you can check to see if you qualify for a sleep study.


Additionally I want to stress the importance of getting sleep on a regular basis. This will provide your body with the time it needs to help heal itself making you healthier. Below are some of the signs of Sleep Apneia:

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea are often noticed by others:

Episodes of not breathing while sleep

Tossing and Turning while sleep

Choking or gasping during sleep

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Heartburn at night

Swelling of legs

Getting up during the night to urinate

Chest pain at night

Excessive sweating while sleeping

These are just a few symptoms of sleep apnea if you would like to learn more about sleep apnea visit:

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