People have been warned of a sign in the morning that could indicate they are suffering from a long-term condition that causes pain across the body.
Fibromyalgia can affect anyone but normally develops between the ages of 25 and 55 and while there is no cure, there are treatments that help to relieve some of the symptoms. It causes pain across the body but importantly the NHS has said that a sign that a person could be suffering from it, is seen in the morning as they may wake up tired despite getting a full night’s sleep.
The NHS states: “This is because the condition can sometimes prevent you sleeping deeply enough to refresh you properly. You may hear this described as non-restorative sleep.” Although the exact cause is unknown, fibromyalgia is believed to be linked to abnormal levels of certain chemicals in the brain and changes in the way the central nervous system processes pain messages.