How to Get Better Sleep Naturally and Combat Fibromyalgia

Learn these techniques for better sleep and better health with natural sleep aids to help manage chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.

| March 8, 2013

  • From Fatigued to Fantastic
    Jacob Teitelbaum's integrated treatment program in “From Fatigued to Fantastic” is based on his more than 30 years’ of experience in working with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia patients.  The book presents supporting scientific studies, as well as treatment recommendations that include the latest and best strategies for using prescription and over-the-counter medications, nutritional supplements, alternative therapies, and dietary and lifestyle modifications.
    Cover Courtesy Avery
  • Passionflower
    Use lifestyle changes and natural remedies such as passion flower to combat illness and get better sleep.
    Photo Courtesy Fotolia/CS

  • From Fatigued to Fantastic
  • Passionflower

The original, best-selling guide to treating chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, From Fatigued to Fantastic! (Avery, 2001) is a guide to help alleviate the baffling, often dismissed symptoms associated with severe, almost unrelenting fatigue. The following excerpt focuses on natural remedies and how to get better sleep, including good sleep hygiene, lifestyle modification and natural sleep aids, all improving sleep to create a better managed illness and a healthier, happier you.  

You can buy this book from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store: From Fatigued to Fantastic! 

In addition to causing growth-hormone deficiency, pain, and immune dysfunction, poor sleep also contributes to the average thirty-two-pound weight gain most patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia report. In a study of 68,183 women, followed over sixteen years, those sleeping five or fewer hours per night had a 32 percent increased risk of gaining thirty-three pounds relative to those who slept seven hours per night.

It is absolutely critical that people with CFS/FMS get eight to nine hours of solid sleep each night, without waking or without feeling “hung-over” the next day. Sound sleep is the goal and, hard as this may be to believe, it is attainable using these suggestions.



The Basics: Good Sleep Hygiene

Although poor sleep hygiene is not a major problem for most people with this disease, it is the major cause of poor sleep for most Americans, and it is important to address this first. The following are some things to consider in learning how to get better sleep:

• Consume little or no alcohol before bedtime.

victoriathostrup
9/25/2018 5:30:34 PM

 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia around 7 years ago although I’m certain I have had it much longer than that. I have suffered from sleeplessness, joint stiffness, severe pains, depression and fatigue. My neurologist prescribed duloxetin 40mg daily (Given as 20mg twice daily), although it did relieve some of the pain, I still suffered from joint stiffness and extreme fatigue. Finally, i started on Fibromyalgia herbal formula i ordered from Natural Herbal Gardens, this herbal formula did the magic! almost immediately i started usage, i started noticing a general reduction of symptoms including the very severe pains and fatigue. 9 weeks into usage, the disease has totally succumbed to this herbal treatment. The whole pains and terrible fatigue has seized and i am now able to function fully well again. (Visit www .naturalherbalgardens . com ) I’m able to get out of bed in the morning and have more energy to go about my daily activities.


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7/17/2017 8:37:55 AM

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