My Top Twelve Tips for Healing Insomnia

I think we all suffer from insomnia at some tine or other. I found this blog really useful. Thank you Brigid Gallagher. xx

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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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About Angela Petch

Bit of a story dreamer, written four novels - a fifth to be published on April 7th 2021. I love my little family and in no particular order afterwards: Italian culture, food, wine, walking everywhere I can and especially in the Apennines, East Africa, tennis when I can, reading, reading and more reading. So much to discover still before I die.
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4 Responses to My Top Twelve Tips for Healing Insomnia

  1. Viola Bleu says:

    oooh, I love that blogger .. thanks for bringing this to my attention!

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  2. Thank you for the share Angela. Insomnia is not much fun.

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    • Angela Petch says:

      You are very welcome. I suffer occasionally – my mind is sometimes overactive and I find myself “typing” my thoughts in my head! All that advice you give is welcome too.

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