Learn from patients with pain similar to yours

CatchMyPain Community and Pain Diary App to manage chronic illness

I could sleep forever...

Sep 16, 2017 2:11 PM

There are times when I literally can sleep 22 hours and wake up still tired! I'm trying to manage my fibromyalgia by getting a good sleep routine but it's nearly impossible to drag myself out of bed everyday, so I oversleep.... i've been feeling tired and sore every morning.... help!!!! I need tips on how to manage this morning slump! it's truly impacting my quality of life.. :/

Sep 16, 2017 8:07 PM

I think it is important to get up every morning and do some stretching and perhaps light yoga. During the day you can take short naps while you listen to guided meditation about pain relief. If you struggle to get to sleep at night I can recommend Melatonin in tablets. It's natural and your body produces it but it doesn't hurt to take more. It takes 3 weeks to get into a rhythm so hang in there. Best of luck to you 👍

Sep 20, 2017 11:35 PM

I agree that forcing yourself up and moving even when exahsted and in pain is important. I've had.pain and insomnia since I was little. The best way to keep a good sleep schedule was to budget myself 7-8 hours (I do 10 hours now that I have much worse pain conditions) and make myself get up at the required time, even on weekends and days off. It usually ment a week of low sleep nights while my brain fought the idea of falling asleep, but in the end it.got.easier and easier to fall asleep at the right time. 22 hours does seem extream, you might want to check possible drug side effects. I had one that made me so sleepy I would fall asleep at the wheel after 16 hours of sleep. Going from the insomniac girl who never slept easily, to the narcoleptic who couldn't keep consousness was a startling change, I eventually modified my dose so I can stay awake, but I like staying on a low dose for.it's pain and insomnia fighting qualities. Good luck!

Sep 21, 2017 4:12 AM

To help me sleep at night I listen to rain sounds but during the day I can sleep any time for hours and just like u feel tired when u wake up, something that helps me in the morning is having a reminder of what I'm getting out of bed for as my background on my phone or having a music play list and I say to myself by the time it gets to the third song I will get out of bed although I know it's definitely not that easy lol

Ready to start relieving your pain?

Join Community