Fibromyalgia and sleep problems

Sleep problems are common with fibromyalgia. Addressing them is an important part of any treatment plan.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue and sleep problems, as well as issues with memory and mood.

What kind of sleep problems are associated with fibromyalgia?

People with fibromyalgia often awaken tired, even though they report sleeping for long periods of time. Sleep is often disrupted by pain, and many people with fibromyalgia have other sleep disorders, such as restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea.

Apr. 28, 2014 See more In-depth