Refreshing Sleep? What’s That?

Refreshing Sleep? What’s That?
Through the Fog It confounds and amazes me that I can wake up after more than six hours of sleep and feel more exhausted than when I went to bed. Instead of refreshing, I would describe my sleep as soul-crushing (when pain keeps me from sleeping well), emotionally draining, and physically debilitating. Fibromyalgia has many evil friends that it brings to the party daily, but unrefreshing sleep is one of the vilest. If you don't get good sleep or wake up exhausted, it impacts every area of your life and health. Lately, I've had greater difficulty waking up. It then takes about three hours before I feel almost human again. As I'm writing this, I've been awake for 3 1/2 hours and am still exhausted. I'm hoping my coffee will help to remedy that.  I know they say you should not look at your devices at least an hour or two before bed, but that's hard for me because my tablet is my lifeline. If I'm not sleepy, I'm apt to be playing a game or streaming a favorite show on my tablet. I did buy a pair of clip-on lenses that cut out the blue light when I'm on my tablet, and I find that really helps. I wear the daytime ones both during the day and at night. A bonus is
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  1. Penelope Birckhead says:

    My problem is worse. I am on a CPAP machine and I still don’t feel restored when I wake up in the morning. I have had Fibro since 1993 and was officially diagnosed in 1995. My best description is when I wake up, I feel like I’ve been in a fight.

  2. Christine Lynch says:

    Ah yes. To sleep, perchance to dream. (In another lifetime, maybe). I must admit that exercise (which I abhor) does help with sleep for me. I fall asleep more quickly, and I get back to sleep more easily when I wake up during the night.

    • Robin Dix says:

      Christine that’s awesome! Nothing really seems to work for me, exercise is sometimes worse for me due to the malaise that follows. I miss just dropping off to sleep, staying asleep, and waking up feeling ready to go

  3. sandra dunbar says:

    With fibro I also have 12 sleep disorders. Every morning I think – How can I hurt this bad still be alive- The previous Pain Mngt dr said – sleep doesn’t have any thing to do with anything- . She’s in the MONEY MNGT business. May she get spiders in her cheeseburgers and every RED light on every street.

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