Insomnia is the bane of my existence. It affects a lot of things including my Fibromyalgia. One of the causes of pain in Fibromyalgia is the lack of necessary sleep. Our bodies heal overnight while we sleep, but those of us with insomnia and Fibromyalgia have a double whammy. We don’t get the necessary healing time with the little bit of sleep we get. I have insomnia and sleep apnea (cessation of breathing during sleep). I have a BiPap machine for the sleep apnea, but it doesn’t help any especially since the insomnia keeps me awake. Sleeping pills no longer work for me. Even if I fall asleep I am constantly waking up. I am frustrated and in dreadful pain.
Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh
-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses
-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems