sleep

  1. T

    What does your rest look like?

    Probably all of us with ME/CFS are familiar with notions such as pacing, getting plenty of rest etc. But I'm really curious as to what the word "rest" really means. When I got ME 20 years ago, as well as having many symptoms, I also lost the ability to sleep. After 5 years of awful insomnia, I...
  2. K

    Pacing problem: Overwhelming urges to do more than I should

    I am bed bound and have severe/very severe ME. I believe the main reason I became so ill is because of my inability to stop myself from doing too much activity i.e. not pacing correctly. ME patients are advised to pace their activities carefully throughout each day but as most of you will know...
  3. Cort

    Why It May Be Better to Sleep in a Cold Room

    You would think sleeping a warm room might be more comfortable but according to this Lifespan article numerous studies suggest that sleeping in a colder room is better - much better - for your sleep...
  4. Cort

    High THC Cannabis - Sleep Inducer and MCS Buster - Who Knew?

    I never, ever expected this. I'm taking high THC cannabis in the form of candy or paste for sleep from time to time. (Don't want to build up tolerance - which I have heard can happen.) It works like a charm I can feel a calmness flow over my body, my body relaxes and my pain disappears and I go...
  5. Not dead yet!

    My modafinil experience, Provigil, drug allergy

    I got a nasty headache from Provigil / Modafinil - it lasted for days until I finally figured out it must be the Modafinil and nothing else. The headache also lasted in throbbing form (esp with postural changes, standing, sitting down, bending, etc) for about 48 hours after my last dose too. I...
  6. Cort

    Heads Up! An Easy Way to Improve Sleep for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

    Check out an easy way to possibly help you improve your sleep in Heads-Up! Are You Missing an Easy Way to Improve Your Sleep and Health?
  7. Cort

    A Bed of Nails for Better Sleep? Acupressure Mats, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    It's the weirdest idea: lying on hundreds of hard plastic points could help you feel better, even sleep better. Even weirder is the idea that it could help fibromyalgia patients whose bodies are riddled with tender points. Upgrayedd on the Health Rising Forums recently found to his surprise...
  8. Cort

    "Test Your Tired Self" - From Australia

    From Australia. This test is primarily for drivers but does include some interesting reaction and memorization tests. It also has some interesting facts such as poor sleep is equal to a .05 blood alcohol level (!) Check out the test here
  9. Cort

    The Canadian Tiredness Test

    Used in sleep labs to assess how tired you are because of poor sleep, the Canadian Tiredness test or "psychomotor vigilance test" is an online test that assesses your ability to react quickly. (The test appears to measure how long it takes for the signal to move your finger gets from your...
  10. Veet

    Fall Asleep Easier with the Cognitive Shuffle

    What to do when your mind won't stop, and you need to sleep? Although I no longer have insomnia, there are times when my mind will not quiet. After all the things I've tried over the years, I've found this simple tip really helpful. Derail your train of thoughts by introducing random words...

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