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Most fibromyalgia patients already know the important part sleep hygiene plays in getting a good night's sleep. But the bed one sleeps on can be just as important. An ever-increasing number of patients who suffer from fibromyalgia are finding that superior memory foam mattresses provide a more comfortable night's rest. The reason memory foam feels so good is that the memory foam pushes back against painful tender points in the body, offering better relaxation, more support and fewer sleep interruptions. A patient who also suffers from restless legs syndrome, or other issues connected with fibromyalgia, will not disturb their partner if they toss about. Similarly, the patient isn't tossed about if their partner is the one having a restless night.
If the patient is prone to night sweats or hot flashes, it is recommended the memory foam be equipped with a cool gel topper or sheets that stay cool. One further tip: when it comes to memory foam mattresses, you get what you pay for. This is important for anyone trying to get a good night's rest, but when it comes to fibromyalgia, better sleep at night means more pain-free days.
Of course, no two fibromyalgia patients are alike, and the issues that plague sufferers of this syndrome are vast and varied. The very best mattress for one patient may not be the best for another. So when buying any new mattress, make sure you have the ability to return or exchange it after a trial period in case it doesn't work for you.