I think we all suffer from insomnia at some tine or other. I found this blog really useful. Thank you Brigid Gallagher. xx
Does fibromyalgia cause insomnia or does insomnia cause fibromyalgia? I do not have a definitive answer. However, I do know that insomnia can wreak havoc on health and well being.
I first succumbed to fibromyalgia in 2003, and insomnia took hold of my life for seven long years.
15 years later, my lifestyle has completely changed and I have embarked on a new life path, embracing a slower pace of life, as per the title of my memoir.
My top tips for healing insomnia are:
Limit sugar, caffeine and alcohol
Sugar and caffeine are both stimulants. Eating sugar causes a spike in blood glucose levels, causing an immediate stimulation of the brain.
Caffeine acts on the central nervous system to increase alertness and attention. It can stay in your system for up to 12 hours – not so good if you are prone to insomnia!
Alcohol may help you fall asleep more quickly…
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