Hello Fibro Friends,
Has anybody out there had any sleep studies, tried anti-snoring devices, tried sleep meds or anything else sleep-related which has resulted in a definite improvement in symptoms? I know that many days when I have fibro flare-ups are directly related to a poor quality sleep the night before. I have no problem getting off, hard to stay awake in fact once I get into bed. Ear-plugs, completely dark room and electric blanket all help but I am pretty sure that I'm not going into that stage 4 restorative sleep.
Does anybody else have "exploding head syndrome"?! I kid ye not, there is such a thing - I googled the symptoms and that's what it came up with! I often wake up from sleep having heard a really loud bang; the other night I very clearly heard "mummy" being called out loudly by our daughter but my partner, who is often still awake for a while after I have gone off, said I dreamed it and in fact I had my ear-plugs in (she was fast asleep). Sometimes I wake in the night and can see very bright lights flashing inside my eyes when they are shut, this is what's woken me I'm sure, the room is completely dark. with double black-our curtains. Also, have experienced seeing "kaleidoscope" patterns moving, on waking but eyes still shut. I am going to ask my GP to refer me for sleep studies at our local hospital in Barnet so I will let you know how I get on but wanted to know if anybody else has similar problems. Thank you all so much for being there.
Om Shanti 12 (fibromyalgia and myofascial pain) PS: my own snoring sometimes wakes me too!