There are usually two hallmark symptoms associated with fibromyalgia – widespread pain or tenderness and extreme fatigue. Disturbances in sleep might even lead to a vicious cycle of experiencing more pain, which in turn leads to poorer and poorer sleep. There are a few things you can incorporate into your daily routine to help with the fatigue and sleep issues associated with fibromyalgia:
- Keep your bedroom dark and cool. This will provide an optimal environment for sleep. Sometimes even the light from your cell phone or digital alarm clock can be enough to disturb the natural sleep cycle.
- Try a warm bath before bed. This will help you wind down at the end of the day, and can also benefit tender, achy muscles.
- Avoid naps during the day if possible. Sleeping later in the afternoon can interfere with your nighttime sleep schedule. If a nap is unavoidable, be sure to set an alarm for between 15 minutes and 1 hour.
- Keep the same sleep habits, even on weekends or days off. Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day can help improve the quality of your sleep.
Getting more and better-quality sleep can help to ease the other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.
Finding Fibromyalgia Relief with Upper Cervical Chiropractic
The more that is understood about fibromyalgia, the more it points to being a condition that involves the nervous system. The brain, brainstem, spinal cord, and nerves in your body all play an important role in pain sensation and regulation of sleep cycles. When the nervous system isn’t functioning as it was designed to, it can lead to many chronic health conditions, fibromyalgia included.
Upper cervical chiropractic care seeks to optimize the function of the central nervous system by removing any pressure from the brainstem cause by an atlas misalignment. The atlas is the uppermost vertebra in the neck and, being the most freely movable one, can easily misalign. Even a slight shift from normal position can be enough to distort signals traveling via the brainstem between the brain and body. We gently correct atlas misalignments so that your body can function as it was created to. When the brain and body are able to communicate properly, health can be restored naturally.
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