Rest

TRYING
Get lots of sleep, take a nap, lie down with your eyes closed in a quiet area. Rest will not cure fibromyalgia, but it's going to help your body cope with the symptoms.
RESEARCH STUDIES
Our study demonstrates that both somatic and nonsomatic dysfunction in FM, including clinical pain, pain catastrophizing, autonomic dysfunction, and amplified temporal summation, are closely linked with the degree to which evoked deep tissue pain alters S1 connectivity to salience/affective pain-processing regions. Additionally, diminished connectivity between S1 subregions during the rest phase in FM may result from ongoing widespread clinical pain.
...see more
Alternating strenuous exercise with brief rest periods not only decreased overall clinical pain of FM subjects but also their mechanical hyperalgesia. No prolonged worsening of overall FM pain and hyperalgesia occurred despite vigorous muscle activity. Our findings contribute further evidence that FM pain and hyperalgesia are at least partially maintained by muscle impulse input, and that some types of exercises may be beneficial for FM.
...see more
EFFECTIVENESS RATINGS
How effective is rest at treating Fibromyalgia for you?
completely cured
significant improvement
minor improvement
no difference
worse than before
Helps with prevention
0 (0%)
3 (23%)
6 (46%)
3 (23%)
1 (8%)
REVIEWS
Would you recommend rest for Fibromyalgia?
0
0
0
SIDE EFFECTS
+ADD NEW SIDE EFFECT
No side effects yet. Be the first to add one.