Minimize your stress, as it can improve your quality of life. Try yoga, exercise, sleep, and meditation. Or keep in mind activities that you enjoy or that make you feel better.
Regular, low-intensity exercise, such as walking or warm-water exercise, is one of the best treatments for fibromyalgia, you may also sleep better. The clocks have changed now and your body needs to reprogramme itself towards winter.
Soaking in a warm bath or hot tub can relax tense muscles, reduce pain, and help you move more easily. If it’s difficult for you to get in and out of the tub, try a stool in the shower so you can sit and let the water do its work.
Don’t start late night comfort eating as it will keep you awake. For better sleep at night avoid caffeine from the late afternoon on. Watch out for caffeine in chocolate, coffee, and some soft drinks and teas.
When weighing activities, and invitations consider if they will keep you from the rest, exercise, or relaxation you need to feel well. It’s OK to simply say “no.” And stick to it.
If you’re not getting enough rest, set the mood in your bedroom for sleep. Reserve your bed for sleeping, and keep the room dark, quiet, cool, and distraction-free and keep regular sleep hours.