At what time of day is the pain more intense? What is the time of day that you are afraid to reach each day?
For some people this time is early morning, for others it is a random time, but for most patients with fibromyalgia, the pain becomes much worse and amplified at night. In fact they have even established a routine, try to block or cover pain and discomfort throughout the day, try to complete all the tasks, try to socialize after hours of work but with an eye for the deadline not to stretch Time away from home and try avoid being out of your environment at the worst hours every day.
Another thing is when the day is over, they come home and can take off the armor they used during the day to control and block the pain. At that moment when the guard is down and all the pain he has been tempted to ignore with greater or lesser success manifests himself with all his strength and intensity. At such times, sleep is not an option because it is very difficult not to say that it is impossible to reconcile it while the mind is busy trying to control the same pain. The patient lies down thinking if he will be able to forget the pain for a few hours, but it does not disappear or it is easy to ignore.
Of course, there are other nights when the pain is not as intense. So what happens? As always, keeping a diary of daily activity and dieting can be helpful in determining if there are specific triggers that seem to exacerbate the pain.
Research shows that with fibromyalgia, automatic excitement occurs in the brain during sleep. In addition, frequent interruptions prevent the occurrence of important restoration processes. Growth hormone is mainly produced during sleep, without sleep and growth hormone increasing, muscles can heal and neurotransmitters like serotonin is not redefined correctly. The lack of a night’s sleep makes people with fibromyalgia wake up feeling tired and worn. The result is that the body can not recover from the stress of the day that accumulate and increasing the perception of pain, is a vicious circle.
There are those who raise the possibility that as the day comes to an end our body and brain begin to disconnect from activity and responsibilities and can focus on themselves, which causes pain associated with fibromyalgia come back. However, the conventional would be that at the end of the day our minds loaded with all the information and stimuli collected through our senses and processed by our brain and body throughout the day focused on the rest and kept in torpor the sensation of pain All this information and stimuli collected during the day are the main reason for the dream, the brain needs to disconnect and stop receiving information to put in order, sort and discard what we absorb during the day and thus start a new day fresh and rested. Getting this rest is virtually impossible for the patient with fibromyalgia, so he will get up in the morning without adequate rest, the information from the previous day will not have been properly classified, the rest will not have been complete and repaired, but a new day begins. the muscles were not able to relax and rest early in the day with accumulated inflammation, with which the pain will come much earlier and the fatigue as well.
Almost 100 × 100 of fibromyalgia patients have insomnia problems and do not have a good night’s sleep, these tips can help you sleep better.
Take a relaxing bath in warm water at night. Put a pound of coarse salt in the bath water, when submerged in hot water, our pores are opened and with a lot of salt in the water, the body absorbs the minerals in the form of ions producing a renewal (osmosis). It is relaxing because the hot water along with the minerals causes the body to release the toxins and relax, releasing us from stress. You will get magnesium for your body and relieves muscle soreness.
Gently massage rosemary, cannabis or peppermint oil with your main problem spots.
Practice yoga, pilates or some very gentle stretching exercise to relax your muscles. On Youtube you can find many videos to help you. As for example this: click here.
Listen to relaxing music. On the internet there are radio stations that transmit music to meditate or relax.
Meditate to calm intrusive thoughts and tension.
Sleep in a dark room, wear an eye mask if necessary.
Keep your room as quiet as possible – If necessary, you can use a white noisemachine like this (click here) to drown out the subtle and irritating sounds and help you focus on the rest. What I’ve recommended also has other relaxing sounds and you can program it to turn off.
Ensure a comfortable ambient temperature in your sleeping space..
Avoid foods and beverages that contain caffeine, including tea, soda, and chocolate, from noon.
It seems that there may be a variety of reasons for fibromyalgia pain to be more intense at night but all point to the muscles as the key player. Again I recommend that you try to keep a diary with the basic activities, your diet and days and hours of pain for a month or a month and a half, and then see if you find any triggers or common triggers..