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It confounds and amazes me that I can wake up after more than six hours of sleep and feel more exhausted than when I went to bed. Instead of refreshing, I would describe my sleep as soul-crushing (when pain keeps me from sleeping well), emotionally draining, and physically debilitating.
Fibromyalgia has many evil friends that it brings to the party daily, but unrefreshing sleep is one of the vilest. If you don’t get good sleep or wake up exhausted, it impacts every area of your life and health. Lately, I’ve had greater difficulty waking up. It then takes about three hours before I feel almost human again. As I’m writing this, I’ve been awake for 3 1/2 hours and am still exhausted. I’m hoping my coffee will help to remedy that.
I know they say you should not look at your devices at least an hour or two before bed, but that’s hard for me because my tablet is my lifeline. If I’m not sleepy, I’m apt to be playing a game or streaming a favorite show on my tablet. I did buy a pair of clip-on lenses that cut out the blue light when I’m on my tablet, and I find that really helps. I wear the daytime ones both during the day and at night. A bonus is that my eyes don’t feel as strained or as dry as they did before.