What happens when we are asleep?
When sleeping there are natural functions of our bodies biological clock called, the Circadian Rhythm. This is our brains 24-hour clock which regulates all patterns of our body’s functions, including sleep.
While the body is asleep, the Circadian Rhythm of the brain, does many things. Re-balances the bodies chemistry, repairs tissues and releases certain essential hormones. While sleeping this rhythm also regulates organ systems. The brain will take advantage of the down time to store information to use later. All this unique activity is happening during the deepest sleep and is necessary for the body to function at peak performance.
So when Fibromyalgia disrupts the Circadian Rhythm, to put it bluntly, it really messes you up. We have to cure Fibromyalgia, or at least get the symptoms under control. Then we can balance our bodies key points, to the point that we see normal function again. The real milestone, sound sleep.
What are Fibromyalgia’s 3 common sleeping disorders that sufferers seem to deal with? First of all remember that if you have, or think you have, Fibromyalgia, it doesn’t mean you will have all 3 sleeping disorders. But many have common problems with sleeping. The good news is there are new findings and some remarkable cures for Fibromyalgia. In time you can overcome all these related problems and sleeping will be the bi-product!
Fibromyalgia 3 common sleeping disorders.
1. Sleep Apnea: Sleep that is disrupted by a momentary collapsed airway. The person who has Sleep Apnea may not remember his sporadic breathing, but a love one who is sleeping next to him or her will notice. You can learn how sporadic the breathing patterns are, by a “sleep study test” that can be done by your doctor, or a sleep specialist. Overweight and older people develop this disorder, as well as those with Fibromyalgia.
2. Alpha EEG Anomaly: A central nervous system defect, that basically causes the brain to forget to tell the body to take a breath. The person who has this, remembers waking up each time it happens. This is a type of sleep apnea called, Central Sleep Apnea.
3. Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS): This number three of the 3 common sleeping disorders, is when “you” move your leg while sleeping, because your legs have some kind of discomfort. You move them to relieve the pain or other irritations. RSL sufferers have reported, they have felt their legs itch. Some say they have a burning sensation and pain of various degrees. Because of the irritation or the fact they have to move to get comfortable they will wake up. Sometimes when they get up out of bed or do some stretching exercises, it will stop.