Archive for Sleep

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Sleep Survey Results

Unrefreshing Sleep  - Not Poor Sleep - Synonymous with ME/CFS and FM Poor sleep has been long  held to be synonymous with ME/CFS and FM, and indeed the survey found that fairly poor (40%) and really poor (27%) sleep was common. However, about a third of the survey participants stated their sleep Read more [...]

Deconstructing Sleep in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – From Dr. Bateman

The question Dr. Bateman tackled in her recent Solve ME/CFS Initiative video was "Can Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS research help you sleep?" (Section in [ ] represent my additions.) Sleep, of course, is one of the biggies in ME/CFS and FM -- one of the four legs of the table Dr. Bateman focuses Read more [...]

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Sleep Survey

Several ME/CFS and/or FM experts have said that you can't fix fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome without fixing sleep. Dr. Bateman, whose SolveME/CFS presentation on sleep we're going to cover soon, said she's tried literally everything she can think of  to help with sleep in FM and ME/CFS. Given Read more [...]

Better Sleep for Fibromyaglia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Using the FibroMapp App

“Eighty percent of my patients make their sleep worse.” Dr. Lucinda Bateman Do you have problems with your sleep?  (Too much or too little?).  Ever wonder how much your sleep/sleep debt is affecting your pain?  Your concentration levels?  Brain fog? Depression? Sleep can play a Read more [...]

When It’s Not All ME/CFS/FM: How a Sleep Study Turned One Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patient’s Life Around

Not sleeping well? Experiencing a lot of daytime sleepiness? Not thinking clearly? These symptoms are all common to chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM) but they don't always entirely derive from it... not even in people with ME/CFS/FM. If the experience of one person with Read more [...]

Help for Sleep in ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Coming? New Sleep Drug Suvorexant Expected to Hit the Market This Year

"It really provides a whole new tool to our toolkit." Philip Gehrman, Ph.D., CBSM Sleep or the lack of it is a serious issue in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Not just your energy level but your ability to think clearly, your sensitivity to pain and your emotional well-being can be affected Read more [...]

Heads-Up! Are You Missing an Easy Way to Improve Your Sleep and Health?

 Heads-up sleeping has dramatically improved my daily functioning. I went, in a week and a half, from bedbound to reasonably active--out of bed most of the day, light housework, getting out to social events, etc. Although it sounds like it doesn't help everyone, it seemed to take away most of my Read more [...]

Study Illuminates the Cause of the Sleep Problems in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Finally)

You wake up….luxuriate in that feeling of early morning bliss, yawn, stretch your arms and extend your toes and with a satisfied sigh fall back into the pillows ...hmmm...now that was a good nights sleep. Those were the days, huh? Now waking up is probably more along the lines of groaning Read more [...]