Fibromyalgia and

Sleep Disorders


“Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat.”
Jill Johnson

A large percentage of fibromyalgia patients have difficulty sleeping. Though once seen as a fibromyalgia symptom, it is now theorized that these sleep disorders may actually be the cause of the illness.

Adrenal imbalance leads to production of stress hormone cortisol. Especially harmful to your sleep cycle is “perceived” stress - perhaps, a problem at work or a difficult personal relationship. These sorts of issues aren’t life-threatening emergencies, but your body can’t tell the difference. It operates in survival mode, keeping you on alert, prepared and wide awake.

You may feel both tired and wired, which can be directly related to adrenal imbalance. Even though you feel exhausted, you still can’t fall asleep easily. Or you may drop off initially, only to wake a short time later, fully awake and ready to go. You may have low energy in the afternoon, but get a second wind right before bedtime. You may feel the need to use caffeine and/or sugary foods to boost your energy level.

It's hard to escape stress these days. With our 24/7, non-stop always connected lifestyles; we constantly have to deal with issues at home or at work. Chronic stress and anxiety can break down even Superman. You may find it is hard to switch off your worries about health, money, job security, retirement, or your children and grandchildren. The trouble is this constant stress causes your body to release cortisol that is cause sleep problems.

In this program you we’ll learn about:

  • Why Cortisol is your body's "wake up" hormone

  • Why Cortisol can’t control timing and rhythms that affect sleep and awake cycles

  • Why Fibromyalgia patients don’t seem to get enough deep sleep