Take some time to find out more about Fibromyalgia Sleep Disturbances, Insomnia, and treatments commonly used to combat insomnia symptoms. By doing so, you can help yourself, and others, live a happier and healthier life.
Types of Fibromyalgia Insomnia and Sleep Disturbances
- Trouble falling asleep
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Frequently waking up at night
- Waking up too early
- Not feeling rested when you awake
- Tossing and turning at night
FIBROMYALGIA SLEEP DISTURBANCES cannot be determined by the length of sleep, but by the quality of your sleep. There are three basic types of Insomnia:
1. Transient FIBROMYALGIA INSOMNIA, lasting only a few nights. It is often caused by temporary stress, excitement, illness, travel, or a change in sleep schedule.
2. Short-Term fibromyalgia insomnia, lasting up to three weeks. It often results from prolonged stress or worries, such as onset of new symptoms, financial troubles, death of a loved one, a job change, or divorce. If this is unaddressed, short-term problems may escalate into a chronic problem.
3. Chronic Fibromyalgia Insomnia, also known as long-term insomnia, lasts more than a month. It can occur every night, most nights, or several nights each month. Chronic insomnia is often caused by a medical problem such as FMS or may be caused by poor sleep habits. Treating the underlying causes of the syndrome may alleviate insomnia.