More on Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

PLMD can be quite annoying when you are already suffering from widespread pain and other fibromyalgia symptoms. Sometimes people with PLMD can become quite violent, kicking and flailing while they are in bed.

People with PLMD often report bouts of insomnia or daytime sleepiness, which can exacerbate their symptoms.

Bruxism (teeth grinding), frequently affects people with fibromyalgia. Bruxism is thought to be a part of a disease that is closely related to fibromyalgia, called Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD). This disorder causes muscle pain in the face, neck, shoulders, and back, and often leads to grinding of the teeth. 75% of people with fibromyalgia also have TMJD.

Nocturnal bruxism occurs when you are sleeping. For some reason, sufferers begin to clench the muscles in their face causing their teeth to grind together. Many are unaware of this as they are sleeping, but in the morning they can be left feeling achy and sore in the jaw area. Bruxism can lead to a variety of dental problems, including loosened and broken teeth.

Sleep Naturally

Some natural sleep aids use melatonin in conjunction with herbs like chamomile and lemon balm to help lull the body back to sleep without acting as a true sedative.

Sleep aids that mimic the body's natural sleep response may help guard against side effects like grogginess that can come with other types of sleeping aids. Read tips on improving the quality of your sleep.

Table of Contents
1. Sleep Disorders
2. Why you can't sleep
3. Are you a teeth grinder?
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