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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia, also known as fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term health condition that causes widespread muscle and joint pain, as well as other symptoms.

It is the most common musculoskeletal condition after osteoarthritis and more common in women aged 25-65. Sufferers of fibromyalgia often have specific trigger points on their body which are very painful to touch. Even without taking part in any activity or movement, muscles may feel overworked and sore. Some patients experience severe pain around the joints in the neck, back, shoulders, and hips. This makes it very difficult to sleep and causes extreme fatigue.

In the past, fibromyalgia was often confused with degenerative joint disease or muscular rheumatism. But fibromyalgia isn’t linked with inflammatory or degenerative arthritis despite the symptoms being similar.

It is important for people with fibromyalgia to have a regular sleep pattern. While we sleep our body rejuvenates, sleep disturbance can make the pain worse. While the condition does not cause any long-term damage to the body, it is important to keep active to avoid weakening the muscles.

It is common for symptoms to come and go, be more severe, or even for remission only to reappear later and often there is no known reason or trigger for this. The chronic pain of fibromyalgia means sufferers often become inactive and miss out on social gatherings because of the pain. This can cause a person to become withdrawn and isolated which can even lead to depression.

Do you think you have fibromyalgia?

Find out more about Fibromyalgia here and learn about how to get support from Fibromyalgia U.K.

SlumberSlumber Avior Deep Latex Pillow

SlumberSlumber Deep Latex Pillow

The Avior Deep Latex Pillow is a luxury latex pillow that offers deep, firm support for the head and neck. Recommended for people who prefer to sleep on their sides.

SlumberSlumber Cursa Back Sleeping Pilllow 600gsm Medium

SlumberSlumber Back Sleeping Pillow Medium

SlumberSlumber Cursa Back Sleeping Pillow 600gsm Medium

This is the best pillow for back sleepers in the Cursa range. It also suits side sleepers with smaller frames and side sleepers who prefer a slimmer pillow.

A striped cotton percale and spiral hollowfibre pillow with extra loft and soft silk-like feel. The standard 600gsm fill gently cradles your head and neck for the perfect level of comfort and support, making it ideal for back and side sleepers.
  • Non-allergenic
  • Medium support pillow
 The Cursa 600gsm Medium Pillow suits:
  • Back sleepers
  • Side sleepers with a smaller frame
  • Side sleepers who prefer a slimmer pillow
Velfont Viscofresh Cooling Memory Foam Pillow

Velfont Viscofresh Cooling Pillow

The Velfont Viscofresh Cooling Pillow with memory foam will keep you at just the right temperature during the night; not too hot, and not too cold. While we sleep, our skin is continuously perspiring, releasing the excess of body temperature.



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