Segmented Sleep – Healthy or Not?

Segmented sleep is a sleep pattern in which your night sleep is divided into two separate blocks, with a period of wakefulness in between.

Virginia Tech historian Roger Ekirch, who spent 16 years researching segmented sleep, found considerable evidence showing that earlier generations had a first sleep just after dusk, followed by an hour or […]

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Dysania

Dysania—finding it difficult to get out of bed.

I recently learned that there is a word for not being able to get out of bed—Dysania. I know so many people who have this issue. Is it depression? Is it laziness? Is it something that we, living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, are prone to?

Dysania and […]

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Restless Legs Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) pain is a common and sometimes devastating condition and is seen frequently in many chronic pain patients. In fact, it contributes to quite a bit of persistent pain, because of the difficulty it causes in terms of getting a good night’s rest.

Pain is broadly defined as “any unpleasant sensation with […]

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Sleep Deprivation or Fibromyalgia—which comes first?


Is this your pet? Yes, it’s mine, too!

Are you getting enough sleep?

In a healthy person, sleep deprivation was shown to cause symptoms of Fibromyalgia, such as brain fog and a heightened sensitivity to pain.

One such study was conducted at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, which found that women […]

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The Benefits of Magnesium for Fibromyalgia

The benefits of Magnesium for Fibromyalgia have been documented in a study headed up by Selda Bagis, M.D., of Turkey and help clarify the link between magnesium deficiency, your symptoms, and how supplementation therapy might play a role in Fibromyalgia. Bagis found the lower the magnesium level, the greater the Fibromyalgia-related symptoms. She says, “All […]

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