What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a central nervous system disorder which causes muscle pain, stiffness of the joints and tendons. Pain can be heightened and painful response to pressure. Symptoms can also include fatigue and sleep disturbances; often Fibromyalgia is estimated to affect 2–4% of the population, with a female to male incidence ratio of approximately 9:1.   The main issues with Fibromyalgia is that there is significant muscle pain but without obvious signs of trauma.  So it becomes difficult to manage, as it affects all aspects of quality of life.  The pain can be so debilitating that it is often reported by patients to cause issues with their sleeping.  Trying to find the right position and with the right support is difficult with traditional pillows.

The pain associated with FM varies from individual to individual, described variously as aching, stabbing, burning or throbbing. It can be localised, or affect the entire body. FM may be triggered or aggravated by a number of factors, including physical exertion, changes in weather, infections, allergies and stress.


What treatments are available?

Health professionals recommend a series of techniques useful in managing the symptoms.  The reason for this is, it is individual, and both severity and cause of symptoms is diverse.  Many health professionals prescribe medication to provide symptomatic relief, and recommend diet and exercise together with improving sleep posture and habits.


Sleep Disturbance and the U Total Body Support Pillow

You will notice from the above clinical literature, and research available, that two common factors that aggravate fibromyalgia are Allergies/Allergens and sleep disturbances.  The Ultimate Sleep U full body support pillow allows you to combat both these factors.  The body pillow is hypoallergenic, therefore removing the incidence of any issues with dust mites or allergens that cause allergies.  The Ultimate Sleep U is also fully machine-washable, both inside and out, so you can be rest assured of a fresh and hypoallergenic sleep.  The real benefit however lies in how one pillow can provide full body support, can be used for both during the day. It can be adapted to whatever position you find to provide pain relief and support.

There are many arthritis and Fibromyalgia sufferers that have found significant positive benefit using the Ultimate Sleep – Total body support pillow.



If you would like further  information on fibromyalgia please contact Arthritis Victoria at or 1800 011 41 


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