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Do naps help if you have fibromyalgia?

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Try to skip daytime naps, which can mess with nighttime sleep. If you must, snooze for no more than 60 minutes and get moving as soon as you wake up.

SOURCES:

WomensHealth.gov: "Fibromyalgia."

Journal of Neurophysiology: "Thalamic mechanisms underlying alpha-delta sleep with implications for fibromyalgia."

Pain Practice: "The Effect of a Novel form of Extended-Release Gabapentin on Pain and Sleep in Fibromyalgia Subjects: An Open-Label Pilot Study."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia."

Mayo Clinic: "Fibromyalgia: Symptoms and Causes."

Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation : "Evaluation of restless legs syndrome in fibromyalgia syndrome: an analysis of quality of sleep and life."

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: "High Prevalence of Restless Legs Syndrome among Patients with Fibromyalgia: A Controlled Cross-Sectional Study."

National Sleep Foundation: "Fibromyalgia and Sleep."

New England Journal of Medicine: "A Randomized Trial of Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia."

Pain Research and Management: "Music as a sleep aid in fibromyalgia."

UpToDate: "Treatment of fibromyalgia in adults not responsive to initial therapies."

Current Pain and Headache Reports: "Cognitive Impairment in Fibromyalgia."

JournalofClinicalSleepMedicine : "Development of the Pain-Related Beliefs and Attitudes about Sleep (PBAS) Scale for the Assessment and Treatment of Insomnia Comorbid with Chronic Pain."

Pain Management: "How to manage fatigue in fibromyalgia: nonpharmacological options."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 23, 2017

SOURCES:

WomensHealth.gov: "Fibromyalgia."

Journal of Neurophysiology: "Thalamic mechanisms underlying alpha-delta sleep with implications for fibromyalgia."

Pain Practice: "The Effect of a Novel form of Extended-Release Gabapentin on Pain and Sleep in Fibromyalgia Subjects: An Open-Label Pilot Study."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia."

Mayo Clinic: "Fibromyalgia: Symptoms and Causes."

Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation : "Evaluation of restless legs syndrome in fibromyalgia syndrome: an analysis of quality of sleep and life."

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: "High Prevalence of Restless Legs Syndrome among Patients with Fibromyalgia: A Controlled Cross-Sectional Study."

National Sleep Foundation: "Fibromyalgia and Sleep."

New England Journal of Medicine: "A Randomized Trial of Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia."

Pain Research and Management: "Music as a sleep aid in fibromyalgia."

UpToDate: "Treatment of fibromyalgia in adults not responsive to initial therapies."

Current Pain and Headache Reports: "Cognitive Impairment in Fibromyalgia."

JournalofClinicalSleepMedicine : "Development of the Pain-Related Beliefs and Attitudes about Sleep (PBAS) Scale for the Assessment and Treatment of Insomnia Comorbid with Chronic Pain."

Pain Management: "How to manage fatigue in fibromyalgia: nonpharmacological options."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 23, 2017

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