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How to grab sleep even if fibromyalgia pain has other ideas

Fibromyalgia used to be a condition which we rarely heard of, however these days it’s prevalence is on the rise, and that unfortunately means that more and more people are having to live with the unpleasant pain which causes lack of sleep and low mood; if you live with someone who suffers from fibromyalgia, or you’re a sufferer yourself, we won’t need to tell you that an unbroken night’s sleep, free of pain and in total relaxation, is certainly something to cherish.

 

When you don’t get enough rest then your mood is obviously affected, and you will probably find it harder to deal with the pain which fibromyalgia causes. The severity of this obviously varies from person to person, however one treatment method which has been proven to be highly effective in relieving pain and discomfort is chiropractic.

 

If you’ve never heard of chiropractic then this is the time to learn about it. This is basically a gentle form of treatment which involves hands on manipulation of the muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments, helping to soothe musculo-skeletal pain caused by fibromyalgia. Here at Optimal Life we are committed to helping all of our patients reach the optimum level of comfort, and Teneriffe chiropractor Dr Scott Wustenberg is highly experienced at not only administering chiropractic treatment to a wide range of patients, but also helping with at-home advice, to continue on the beneficial effects.

Here’s a few ideas you might like try, to help you grab those extra zzzzz

Embrace relaxation

Meditation isn’t the easiest thing in the world to master, but it does help relax the body and mind, allowing sleep to come much easier and to last for longer. You will need to practice this for a while before you grasp it, but making sure your phone and other devices are well out of the way will help cut out distractions. On top of this, a relaxing massage will help alleviate pain, and also rest your mind, so maybe get your partner to help you out, after trying a warm bath to help you relax further.

Avoid stimulants like the plague

If you’re trying to relax your mind then the last thing you need is to be doing is stimulating it. Cut out caffeine, tea, alcohol, spicy foods, and yes, chocolate, in the evenings and see if this makes a difference to your sleep pattern.

Stretch, stretch, and more stretching

Studies have shown that those who embark on a series of stretches before bed manage to sleep better and for longer. Stretching also helps with fibromyalgia pain, whilst also relaxing the mind. It’s easy to make this a part of your bed-time routine.

Fibromyalgia need not beat you, and if you’re interested in the hugely beneficial effects of chiropractic then don’t hesitate to call the practice now on (07) 4661 9988 Warwick or (07) 3854 0165 Teneriffe to arrange an appointment. Alleviating pain is just one step towards helping you gain enough rest of an evening to face the next day in a more rested, calm, and serene manner.