4. Prolonged naps
The issue of daytime naps further shows the idea that sleep is somewhat a riddle for fibromyalgia patients. While it is necessary for most fibromyalgia patients to take naps during the day in order to relieve the fatigue and exhaustion they often experience, it is advisable not to take long and frequent naps as these may make the symptoms more severe.
Research studies have shown that prolonged daytime naps can aggravate the severity of fibromyalgia symptoms. That being the case, shorter ‘power’ naps (between 10 and 20 minutes) throughout the day would be a better recommendation for the relief and rejuvenation of the body without aggravating the symptoms.