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.
If you’d like to try FibroSleep, here’s a link to get 20 percent off your purchase!