- Bedtime routine — It helps to have a relaxing routine that can include a warm cup of milk or a steaming cup of chamomile tea. Listening to quiet music. Reading. A warm bath. AVOID TV, and all your fun electronic devices. If you have a lot on your mind, it can be helpful to write them down. Keep a pad of paper and pen next to the bed. It will alleviate any anxiety about remembering stuff. Try diffusing a relaxing essential oil, such as lavender.
- Room Temperature — This is so important, because if you're too hot or too cold, it will be really difficult to get comfortable. Once you fall asleep, it's more difficult to stay asleep if the room temperature is not just right — for you.
- Dress comfortably — Soft pajamas, night shirts or nightgown, sweats, T-shirts, boxers, or in the buff. Comfort truly makes a difference and it's very individual. Sometimes a soft sleep mask can be helpful.
- Sounds — Some people like falling asleep to the sound of a fan or to nature sounds. Some want it completely quiet. You may want some quiet music that relaxes you. You may want to wear ear plugs.
- Food — A
When you have fibro, sleep can be potentially fleeting and most often unrefreshing. When we don't get enough sleep, our emotions, our energy levels, and our cognitive abilities are affected. I would like to share some tips for better sleep that help me.