What a wonderful thing!! You don't realize how important it really is to your overall health and well being until you are deprived of it. I had gone over 2 weeks sleeping awful. One of "things" about fibromyalgia is people who have it can't get into or stay in the 4th level of sleep. It is during this deep sleep stage that your body does its job of healing and resting. With fibro patients, your brain activity is that of a person who is awake. Therefore, you never truly rest. It was awful. I would wake up just as tired as when I went to bed. I was wiped, bags under my eyes, a short fuse for patience, and by 8 a.m. I was wishing I could just crawl back into bed. Twice during that time I did take a nap in early afternoon just to make it through the rest of the day.
Sunday I went back on a medication that the doctor prescribed. It doesn't make me fall asleep but rather aides in helping me stay in the 4th level. Oh what a difference!!! I am no longer tired through the day, my body is in minimal pain and the short fuse...well that one is hard to say right now. With added house guests it is being put to the test right now. Sometime I pass...other times I fail--miserably.