Fibromyalgia and Sleep: How Insomnia Perpetuates Chronic Pain

Today we are discussing how altered sleep patterns keep fibromyalgia patients in pain.  We will be discussing new research relative to this topic and explain how the brains ability to shut off pain is diminished when there is a lack of restful sleep.  Please enjoy!
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