Disclosure: I was given a bottle of ProHealth FibroSleep™ as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this FibroSleep review remain my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company.
I’ve had several doctors over the years tell me fibromyalgia, at its heart, is mostly a sleep disorder.
There’s some evidence to support that. Last year, Dr. Victor Rosenfeld from SouthCoast Health in Savannah, Georgia, published a study, which showed the presence of alpha waves in the brains of fibromyalgia patients during sleep. Alpha waves are created by the brain when awake, so it’s not a good thing for those to show up while we’re sleeping!
During a TV interview, Rosenfeld said, “In essence, people with fibromyalgia are pulling an all-nighter every single night.”
Many of us with fibromyalgia know that feeling all too well! Although I’ve made strides in improving my sleep in recent months, I still wake up tired every day. There’s a meme on social media that goes something like, “If I woke up and felt good, I would think I was dead.” Well, that’s the truth!
For the past few months, I’ve been using a higher than normal dose of melatonin (yes, I know that’s not good to use long term!) and magnesium malate to help with sleep. I also added a new medication for overactive bladder. After making those changes, I stopped waking every 2-3 hours. I now wake up about once a night, and I can usually get back to sleep pretty quickly.
- Herbal sleep support – FibroSleep™ has Sedapine™, an herbal blend of ziziphus spinosa, corydalus, valerian and passion flower used for thousands of years to support sleep, relaxation and overall health.
- Digestive support – Lemon balm, ginger, peppermint and hops help calm and support the digestive system during sleep.
- Muscle and nerve support – FibroSleep™ includes two forms of magnesium – ZMA™ and magnesium taurinate – to balance nerve transmission and muscle fiber contraction.
- Amino acid support – GABA, melatonin, 5-HTP and l-theanine amino acids support nerve cell health and neurotransmitter/hormone production.
FibroSleep review …
I stopped taking my usual melatonin/magnesium combination and used the recommended dose of two capsules of FibroSleep™ taken at bedtime. While taking FibroSleep™, I didn’t notice a difference in my sleep quality or quantity. It worked just as well as my previous protocol, but was easier to use because there were fewer pills to swallow.
I like that FibroSleep™ contains all-natural ingredients, and it gave me a chance to try some of the lesser known herbs, like lemon balm and passion flower, which I’ve heard can help with sleep. FibroSleep™ could be a good option for those who are looking for a natural sleep aid.
In celebration of International ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on May 12, Prohealth is giving away 10 bottles of FibroSleep. Click here to enter Prohealth’s giveaway!
Or if you’d like to try FibroSleep on your own dime, here’s a link to get 20 percent off your purchase!
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