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cfids-fibro sleep

I regularly read a mailing list about CFIDS/Firbomyalgia news. I don’t always understand everything talked about, and so a lot of skimming happens, but sometimes I find really good stuff. Here’s a few things that jumped out at me this evening.

CFIDS-Fibromyalgia Self-Help - Treating Sleep

It is widely believed that a major cause of sleep problems, especially for fibromyalgia patients, is abnormal patterns of brain waves. Our brains are active during sleep, moving among several different types of sleep, each with a characteristic brain waves. The deepest type of sleep and most restorative is referred to a delta sleep. Patients with CFIDS and fibromyalgia often get less delta sleep than they need, and thus don’t feel refreshed when they get up in the morning

That got me searching because I thought I’d heard that people with Fibro didn’t go into delta sleep barely at all.
Living with FMS: The Big Picture

FM patients have very low levels of growth hormone. The body can’t repair itself. Connective tissue is the major repair mechanism of body.

That sounds more like what I remember reading.

I’m starting to think that the headaches that I’m having now may have something to do with a related Fibro condition, Headache Due to Myofascial Trigger Points.


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I sent a CFS book your way a while back (September 22nd actually). Did it ever arrive?

We could be wired wrong. Who knows. I do know that I have never been able to go into delta sleep. My mind is definitely way too active. It takes me forever to fall asleep, unlike my husband who is out in 5 minutes. Since I started taking Trazodone, I’ve been able to sleep so soundly I don’t hear his snoring, anymore! I don’t think I could manage without it. I do wake up with headaches pretty frequently. And it stays the entire day. What’s that mailing list you read? I’d like to check it out.

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