13 Tips for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep with Fibromyalgia

  • Make sure your bedroom is as dark as possible. Cover or replace bright alarm clocks and other device lights. Install room-darkening shades.
  • Try progressive muscle relaxation. “From my clinical experience, patients with chronic pain find progressive muscle relaxation helpful as tensing and releasing different parts of the body helps individuals relax and improve pain and sleep issues,” Chua said.
  • Seek help. “Don’t suffer too long,” Doghramji advised. “Go see a doctor. If you don’t get the right answer from your family doctor, or they just jump right to a sleeping pill, go to a specialist. There are a lot of sleep specialists out there who can be helpful, and I think they’re underutilized by fibromyalgia patients.”

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