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    Sleep tip
    Hollywood531 posted:
    I have fibro and have had trouble sleeping for years and years. However, I have found some relief by not sleeping in my bed but in my recliner. It takes some getting used to but I can sleep for 3-6 hrs instead of the 1-2 hrs I got in my bed. It's worth a try. Good Luck
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    Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Dear Hollywood531,

    Thanks for sharing your tip! I know of several people who've used recliners to sleep in.

    Perhaps that is the idea behind those adjustable beds where you can change the height of the head and foot of the bed to whatever you like.

    Yours in health,

    mlrjnk responded:
    I have had fibro for 20 yrs and have tried to sleep every where and every way possible. I have found that I go thru a 2 month sleeping cycle. Sometimes I can sleep 8 hrs, then for a few weeks I sleep 4-5 hrs, up 6-8 and sleep some more. Then I go through a spell where I can't sleep at all at night. It's totally crazy and I can't really schedule anything in the morning.

    What I have found that has helped me more than anything are these things:

    1. Get a good hepa air filter (honeywell round filters) for your room (fresh air and white noise, yeah!!)
    2. Get an excellent mattress (that fits your body..I have a super soft, yet supporitve mattress. It's a "Lady Englander")
    3. Get all cotton bed linens and a good washable pillow. (I don't recommend the sleep number bed, but they're store has the best washable pillow on the planet! $50 )
    4. Don't have any electronic entertainment devices in your bedroom and park your electric clock across the room.
    5. Do not put your bed on the same wall where you're meter box is. (electromagnetic frequencies can stimulate your body.)
    6. Change your detergent, cleaning products and grooming products to UNSCENTED products. I'm allergic to scents but some scents can be very stimulating so get rid of all that febreeze and air fresheners too.

    Do 1 step at a time if you need, but they are all important.

    I still don't sleep like I should but I could hardly sleep at all before I learned these things.

    Someone helped me by teaching me these things. I hope they help you.
    reiki3 replied to Byroney_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Hi Byroney,
    I have one of those adjustable beds and I love it - I generally readjust the tilt several times each night as I change my position. It's great for sleeping.
    An_206852 responded:
    I can personally recommend a very good product which helps us relieve from snoring. The product is asonor. Asonor nose drops effectively remove the cause of snoring. It is a plain and simple treatment, which relives you of the inconvenience that snoring causes.

    In a new independent and comprehensive usertest of 7 anti snore remedies performed on men between the ages of 35 and 50, Asonor was award winning and #1 product overall as well as in the price/performance. This was according to the Scandinavian health magazine Sund Nu.

    The snore remedies in the test was mouth spray, mouthpiece, nasal strips, pillows and nasal spray. Each of the product was used by the test persons to see which of the 7 products effectively eliminate snoring and enabling a more peaceful night's sleep. Both the user and the partner responded to each product's effectiveness level.

    Asonor was the only nasal spray of the 7 products tested and it turns out that the three mouth spray delivered products scored the three lowest scores.
    Gingl8 responded:
    I do the same thing. I found that I lie in bed for hours and never fall asleep, but I can get in my recliner and fall asleep in minutes.

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