How Your Pain Could Be Linked To Lack Of Sleep
One theory is that, as a ME/CFS or FMS sufferer, you might also
experience muscle pain because your body isn't
healing properly during your deep sleep (non-REM sleep).
This is because alpha waves are likely to occur throughout your
deep sleep (which can cause a problem sleeping). And this prevents
your brain from getting the deep restorative sleep it needs
to generate enough growth hormones.
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And as you will see later, one thing that growth hormones do is
help to repair your tissue and to grow your muscles!
It's like a vicious circle - the more pain you experience, the
less likely you are to sleep well...
...which means you get even less of your already-disrupted
deep sleep - the restorative sleep that you need in order for your
brain to generate those healing growth hormones. And ofcourse the
fact that you have lower levels of growth hormones can make your
pain even worse.
So let's take a look at growth hormones and how they can affect
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