LYMSOMANIA | FATIGUE

Lymsomnia should be the name of this disease, (sleeping problems) and lets not forget about the Fatigue, both are all to common amongst those suffering with Lyme disease. Although these side effects may go away once treatment ends, some Lyme people may have fatigue and insomnia for a longer period of time.

Some tips to relieve Lymsomnia and fatigue are discussed below. However, if you feel overly tired or are having trouble sleeping talk to your health care provider. Together, you can find the best ways to reduce the inflammation.

Fatigue

After Lyme treatments, fatigue can make it hard for some chronic Lyme people, to get back to their normal routines. Even so, it is important for all Lyme individuals to try to get some regular activity every day.

Studies have shown regular exercise, even just walking every day, can help reduce fatigue. Aerobic exercises (like walking) appear to be the best for reducing fatigue, but exercises such as yoga may also help. Acupuncture has also been shown to significantly reduce fatigue.

A good night’s sleep is so important.

Lymsomnia

Medications are often used to treat insomnia in people without Lyme, we have enough toxins going on in our bodies, and the healthier, less invasive approach first to try is a LymeLilli motto.

I find Yoga may actually improve sleep quality, and tightness our bodies feel from the Lyme arthritis.

Other useful tips in promoting a better nights sleep, and may ease symptoms of Lymsomnia include :

    • Avoiding spicy foods, and caffeine before bedtime
    • Sleeping in a Dark, calming room.
    • Practice meditation or other relaxation methods
    • Avoiding late night TV, phones or computer use in bed
    • Keeping a regular schedule and avoiding napping during the day