First of all, eliminate caffeine after 5 PM...that includes sodas, chocolate, the works! Next, go to bed at the same time every night. If you get yourself on a sleep schedule, your body will eventually respond. I am in bed by 10 PM and get up between 6:30 and 7 AM. That will give you enough sleep.
I do not take naps because, if I do, I can't sleep at night. I do get up 3-4 times a night to use the bathroom. I think that's part of the irritable bladder that fibromites have. But, I fall right back to sleep. In the middle of the night if I'm in a lot of pain, I'll take a couple of extra strength Tylenol and that seems to take the edge off and I will sleep pretty good after that. (I do not take any sleep aids at all.)
I hope this helps.
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