Save Your Time And You Energy
If there is one thing that fibromyalgia patients miss out on during a painful attack is sleep. The intense pain of fibromyalgia causes an individual to become restless struggling with the ability to sleep. Fibromyalgia is very painful and brings about several complications that prohibit those diagnosed to manage much activity much less sleep. It is important that those that have been diagnosed with this miserable condition find ways to lessen their pain by adhering to a few simple tips.
- Save Your Energy – fatigue is one of the greatest symptoms, other than pain, that individuals who suffer from Fibromyalgia complain about. It is important for adequate rest to be obtained when and where possible, and for energy saving to be a standard of life. If a person’s job or activities leaves them with little or no energy then consideration for changing the way work, commitments, projects, hobbies, as well as family or friends effects their energy levels.
- Learn To Adapt– the pain of Fibromyalgia can affect the way individuals move about because bending over or reaching above their heads can lead to experiencing pain. Adapting to a way of life while living with Fibromyalgia is vital, individuals can do this by becoming creative and modifying the way they complete tasks in order to lessen the pain.
- Formulate A Schedule– often individuals suffering from Fibromyalgia feel completely overwhelmed with even the simplest tasks of daily life. This feeling can be avoided by keeping a schedule for simple tasks such as household chores or tasks. Another idea is to create a schedule of tasks that can be completed on a daily, weekly, monthly, or annual basis. Doing a little bit at a time becomes much easier when it’s planned out ahead of time.
- Design A Plan – planning for a bad day is a must for Fibromyalgia sufferers. Some days will be worse than others when it comes to the pain and fatigue that must be dealt with. Stocking up on meals that are easy to prepare, keeping disposable kitchen items, and being willing to ask for help when it’s needed are a must.
- Get Ready For Change – being willing to do a little change can make a huge difference in the life of an individual dealing with Fibromyalgia. For instance if turning doorknobs or water faucets become painful and difficult a simple switch to a different fixture can make all the difference in the world. Other changes that should be considered are downsizing, and delegation.
The reality is that try as one may ridding oneself of all fibromyalgia pain is not possible, but making a few lifestyle changes could help reduce the frustration during any given day. The following are a few suggestions that could help reduce the amount of stress or discomfort during a painful attack.
- Develop A Routine.
- Temperature. Studies show that when temperatures are too warm individuals tend to wake up more often and sleep less deeply. So if the temperature is set at a cooler level better rest can be had.
- Avoid Caffeine.
- Avoid Alcohol Before Bed. Alcohol can have an inclination to help with relaxation and/or sleep at first, but once the levels within the blood stream drop it can have the opposite effect.
- Try A Massage. Stress is one of the highest causative factors to individuals with Fibromyalgia. But stress managing and more specifically the use of massage can greatly decrease some of the symptoms produced by Fibromyalgia. If a weekly or at least regularly scheduled massage can be worked into the routine then that will help with relaxation and in turn aid in reducing sleep problems.
- Try To Avoid Napping. Sometimes naps are just not inevitable, especially for those dealing with the pain of Fibromyalgia. However, if napping becomes a regular incidence, or a nap is too long, it can begin to inhibit nighttime sleeping.
- Try Afternoon Exercise. Exercise (light and appropriate) is significant for Fibromyalgia sufferers. Studies have shown that afternoon exercise may help with obtaining a deeper sleep at night; however exercise right before bedtime should be avoided.
- Find A Refuge. It is important for Fibromyalgia sufferers to have a place that can be their refuge, a place that can provide a soothing atmosphere in order for suitable rest and relaxation to occur.