In the beginning of my struggle with ME/CFS, I didn’t understand the connection between my exhaustion and the quality of my sleep. My perception was that lack of sleep couldn’t be my problem as I was in bed sleeping for eight or more hours at night and resting/napping a lot of the day. It took me a while to realize that not all sleep is equal. Yes, I was in bed sleeping but I was frequently waking up throughout the night because of pain and discomfort. I wasn’t getting to REM sleep which is where all the rejuvenating sleep happens.
Once I understood this, I focused on creating the optimal environment and schedule for my sleep needs. And after adding a safe medication, I was finally able to get the deep restful sleep that ME/CFS requires in order to begin the path back to health. How do you manage your need for rejuvenating sleep? What are your strategies for achieving sweet dreams? Please COMMENT or Send in your thoughts and I’ll post them. You can use the Contact Form or send an email to Martha at DefeatCFS dot net.
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Be Well Again,