Join the Conversation on
139 people
0 stories
21 posts
  • Explore Our Newsletters
  • What's New in
    See full photo

    Haha... the face I love!

    Haha... my boy was not ready for bed! He was ready to play! How can you say no to this face even at 1 am?
    #Fibromyalgia #MightyPets #needsleep

    See full photo

    Insomnia #Anxiety #GriefOverload #ChronicPain #sjogrens #needsleep

    When my mother passed in 2014, I couldn't sleep or eat for roughly the first 9 months afterwards. I was literally going through the motions, and I was kind of haphazardly surviving. My work life was suffering, and my husband was doing everything he could to keep me from completely neglecting myself.

    On night, on a whim, I searched YouTube for a sleep aid. I don't like taking any more pills than absolutely necessary, so I figured audio would be a safe option. That's when I came across Dr. Siddharth Ashvin Shah. I did a little research, and it turns out that his work was made for people who deal with trauma (primarily first-responders etc.). I gave it a try, and holy crap, I was actually able to sleep. It basically helps you wind down by helping you focus on minimizing the world around you. Overstimulation and hypersensitivity are two problems I have when I'm anxious. The guided breathing exercises helped me a lot.

    If you have a Spotify account or another streaming service, I recommend giving it a try. I still have to use it from time to time (on bad flare days or when I've had high stressload days--like back in August when my gran died), but ithas helped tremendously.

    I really hope this helps some of you. Not being able to get any sleep (especially quality sleep) only exacerbates our conditions. Take care of yourselves


    Moving #movingforward #needsleep #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #Sarcoidosis

    Just moved today from an apartment to a house. Still a rental but much more room. I do love it but I am worn slam out now. I hate that I have to go to work tomorrow. I wish I wasn’t the team lead because I would soooooooo call in.

    See full photo

    #Fibromyalgia #fibroflare ##TOMORROW #needrest #needsleep

    HI🙋it's been a rough 3 days (fibro flare) & tomorrow I must get up early. Didnt sleep last night cuz of the #Pain but drifted of about 45 mins this afternoon. Really need to get some sleep tonight , but still having that #Anxiety hanging on making it hard to even DECIDE to try to sleep. But I know I will get thru tomorrow~ come what may. Whether I am able to keep my appointment??? - I hope so. 🙏 I'll get thru nonetheless. 🎼"Que' serra' serra'..... whatever will be will be. The future is ours to see. Que' serra' serra'"🎶🎵🎼🎵🎶

    See full photo

    #Ugh #Anotherday #knockmeout fibroflare #SleepDeprivation #killerpain #miserable #needsleep #back2bed4me

    Only got 1 & 1/2 hrs sleep - lack of sleep makes #Fibromyalgia #Pain horrendous. I'll need to take some Trazadone with Vistoril & get more sleep or else the whole day will only get worse for wear. I'm like "😦😩😧😖😩😵" .....can't do it ....not today. Back to bed for me. To🛌 need😴

    See full photo

    Day 5 An oasis of green... #Depression #Leavingthehouse

    in Amsterdam.
    If you know where to look even a city like Amsterdam has myriad little hide aways.
    Today was very hard to go outside. Even for 15 minutes. But I did it 💪🏽.
    #proud #Thegreatoutdoors #Depression #needsleep

    See full photo

    You're awake in someone else's dream

    I really like this, what a nice idea



    Rainy Days #Pain #Fatigue #needsleep

    I have always loved a good thunder storm, and rain usually means great growth for my garden. Now it means excruciating pain 😔