Most people with fibromyalgia experiences non-restorative sleep -- restless, light, or insufficiently refreshing. Disordered sleep might lead to lower levels of serotonin, which results to increased pain sensitivity. Once you start experiencing these symptoms, it would be best to seek medical attention because chronic pain is something you wouldn’t want to live with.
WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA?
Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread pain and a heightened response to pressure. Fibromyalgia symptoms are not restricted to pain, other symptoms include debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance, and joint stiffness. Some people also report difficulty with swallowing, bowel and bladder abnormalities, numbness and tingling, and cognitive dysfunction. Not all people with fibromyalgia experience all associated symptoms. Fibromyalgia is estimated to affect 2–8% of the population, with a female to male incidence ratio that is somewhere between 7:1 and 9:1.
A BETTER SLEEP QUALITY
Sleep disorders raise the risk of other health problems, which make it harder to sleep. It is important to treat sleep problems. Early intervention of sleep disorders could prevent future chronic pain. There is a lot you can do to get a better night's sleep and feel refreshed when you awake. It's called "sleep hygiene" and refers to those routine and environmental factors that are critically essential for sound sleep. And most of it is under your control.
• Eliminate caffeine and alcohol, especially at night.
• Get regular exercise, but not right before bed.
• Don’t go to bed hungry or after eating a large meal.
• Make the bedroom a bedroom, a place to sleep. Don’t read or watch TV in bed. Remove all other stimulants from the bedroom, including work and bills.
• Go to bed and get up at the same time every day, also on weekends. “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”
People who suffer from fibromyalgia then received chiropractic treatments are significantly experiencing reduced fatigue, pain as well as better sleep quality.
There’s a treatment to help a person cope with the psychological and physical symptoms of fibromyalgia. There are two natural options for the people who suffer from fibromyalgia: exercises (such as; Stretching, Tai Chi and Yoga) and chiropractic. Chiropractic care is based on the theory that disorder and pain are triggered by misalignments in your skeletal structure. Our body is a connected system when our skeletal structure is sound; our body feels happy and healthy. But, if parts of your skeleton are slightly misaligned, it could cause serious problems like chronic pain.
Chiropractic care is just an alternative treatment but it is now being embraced by many fibromyalgia sufferers. They find that simple adjustments to the neck and spine can significantly reduce pain all over their bodies. Chiropractors aim to solve pain and related symptoms by correcting the imbalances in your skeletal structure. Your chiropractor will restore your skeletal balance and eliminate any pain symptoms through a series of techniques, including adjustments, stretches and manipulations.
It is time to get back in motion? Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. It’s about time to talk to a chiropractor.