Sleep is elusive for many of us, but it is important not only for our health, but our emotional wellbeing.
Fibromyalgia takes so much from us, including sleep. Being unable to get a good sleep can contribute to fibromyalgia symptoms
, which is why it is important we take steps to ensure we sleep better.
Ways we can get better sleep
Exercising in the morning helps set your body rhythm for the next 24 hours, including letting you get better sleep
. It doesn't need to be strenuous. Even gentle walking will do.
: The scent of lavender can help you feel relaxed
, which can make it easier for you to fall asleep and stay asleep. You can choose from various lavender-scented products before bed, including oils.
Slowing your breathing with deep breaths, meditation or prayer will go a long way toward relaxing you enough to get to sleep. I always liked reading Psalm 4:8. Spend at least 20-30 minutes in quiet meditation.
4. Hot bath:
If you are able to get in and out of a bathtub safely, try a warm or hot bath with Epsom salts and lavender oil. It can not only help you relax but also alleviate some of the pain that keeps FM