Bet you can't say that 10 times fast! LOL! Here is the description of Joe from the Wikipedia entry for the "Li'l Abner" comic strip. Joe Btfsplk: The world's worst jinx, Joe Btfsplk had a perpetually dark rain cloud over his head. Instantaneous bad luck befell anyone unfortunate enough to be in his vicinity. Though …
I am reblogging this because I could never write anything so accurate, heartfelt and informative on the subjects of fibromyalgia and sleep deprivation. I learned a whole lot about FM and I have been diagnosed with it for about 16 years now! Please read it if you know me or someone else with FM.
Its a basic equation. Every body needs sleep. During sleep we go through ‘cycles’ of activity in our brain when different things happen. Everyone has heard of REM sleep, for instance, as the part of the cycle where you dream.
People with fibromyalgia do not reach the deepest level of sleep. This is the part of the overall cycle where your body repairs itself, when particular hormones are released to make these essential repairs.
I think everybody knows what its like to be tired.
I think everybody knows what it feels like when you have overdone physical activity and have your muscles ache.
And I think everybody knows what its like to pull/strain/tear a muscle.
But most people feel better after a good night’s sleep or two. Simply because, normally, the brain works during sleep – or to look at it another way, it uses sleep – to rebuild and…
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I was just reading the blog of another bipolar "victim" who described getting through a rough day of Christmas Mall shopping! I do my best to stay out of them as much as possible from American Thanksgiving until January! My biggest challenge is that my health challenges can either work together to keep my life …