Fibromyalgia and Sleep – The Cause and Effect and What it’s Like

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.

Chaos, Cats and Chronic Pain

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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“Purple Marilyn” – Spray Paint on Wall…

I am not promoting the sale of this picture, but am reblogging because it is of one of the most tortured and misunderstood woman in recent history and it is purple. I have always been intrigued by Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland. What would their lives have been like if they weren’t famous? Would they have lived to old age? But of course we wouldn’t know because they would not be famous! RIP dear Marilyn and to the Artist, she looks good in purple!

Ray Ferrer - Emotion on Canvas

“Purple Marilyn”

This was done by me on a 8ft x 6ft wall.

I am offering 20″ x 16″ Prints of this.  VERY LIMITED,… ONLY 2

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Marilyn Monroe, 1953

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