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Try these top tips to improve your slumber

What happens when you sleep with Fibromyalgia?

Many Fibromyalgia sufferers say they feel lucky if they reach 5 hours of slumber.

It can be difficult to get to sleep, and you will probably find yourself in a vicious cycle: the pain makes it difficult to sleep, but sleep deprivation makes it hard for the body to repair itself.

According to research Lack of sleep provides us with additional stress, lack of coordination and agility, weight gain or even poor judgement the following day - the last thing that a Fibromyalgia sufferer needs.

1. Dim the lights

When you are getting ready for bed, dim the lights in your bedroom or even better, light your bedroom the natural way by using candles to encourage your body to ease into night time. Our bodies are programmed to respond to light stimulation. When there is less light, our bodies naturally start to prepare for sleep by producing a hormone called ‘melatonin’.

2. Quiet is Key

Try and keep your room as quiet as you can as noise disruptions can hinder you getting to sleep. If you are faced with unwanted disruptions, try playing white noise or soothing music with a sleep function that turns off after 90 minutes or so. White noise works by reducing the difference between background noise and ‘peak sounds’ such as a siren or door slamming, creating a constant ambient sound.

3. Create a Sanctuary

Make your bedroom a calm and pleasant place to relax by turning it into your own personal sanctuary. When you walk into your bedroom, do you feel relaxed and peaceful? Add personal mementos that make you happy along with a calming colour scheme to promote a relaxed atmosphere. Fresh clean sheets and a clutter free space always make a bedroom more enticing and encourage you to go to bed earlier.

4. The Smell of Sleep

There are many ways to introduce relaxing scents into your bedroom to aid sleep. Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils that has been known to help you fall asleep faster, sleep better and wake more refreshed. Other smells that can aid a restful night’s sleep are Chamomile, Jasmine, Rose and Sandalwood. You can use them in the forms of oils, room incense, pillow sprays and candles. Try and only use these fragrances when you are winding down for bed to get your body to recognise these as ‘sleeping’ smells.

How Can We Help?

Getting a good sleep is easier said than done when you’re suffering with Fibromyalgia. Finding the right mattress that gives you support and comfort where you need it is key to getting comfortable.

The N:rem sleep system is a mattress designed to help chronic pain sufferers to get a better night’s sleep, so you don’t get stuck in the vicious cycle of increased pain with lack of sleep.

The interchangeable foam tablets in 3 different densities allow you to completely customise your comfort to get the perfect position for a better night’s sleep. Find out more about the N:rem sleep system here.

WHAT DO OUR CUSTOMERS THINK?

This is the best mattress I have ever bought. I have fibromyalgia and didn't sleep much, but this had changed dramatically since I got the mattress.

A. CRUICKSHANK

My N:rem mattress is so good it is really comfy and helps me sleep the night through with no pain. I would recommend it to everyone.

S. ROSE

I would recommend this system to anyone, I have chronic back pain and fibromyalgia. I have gone from having little or no sleep to 6/8 hrs sleep.

JULIE S