Fibromyalgia and Quality of Sleep

I have a friend with fibromyalgia and she says that she doesn’t have any symptoms as long as she sleeps on her magnetic mattress pad. In fact, whenever she travels she takes her magnetic sleep system her.

I was curious if there had been any clinical studies done to show statistical benefits for fibromyalgia sufferers from a magnetic mattress pad. I found this one – Magnetic mattress pad use in patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized double-blind pilot study. It showed that sleeping on a magnetic mattress pad provided “statistically significant and clinically relevant pain relief and sleep improvement” for fibromyalgia sufferers. Apart from the results themselves, I found it interesting that they used a magnetic mattress pad that provided only 200 to 600 Gauss at the skin surface to get these results.

It would be interesting to find out if the participants in the study benefited directly from the magnets themselves or if the improvement in their fibromyalgia symptoms was do more to the better quality sleep that the magnetic mattress pad offered. Either way, relief is relief.

You can find out more about the magnetic mattress pad and sleep system that I use here.

Wayne Woodworth

PS. I am not a doctor and I can make no claim that anyone sleeping on a magnetic mattress pad will get the same benefits as the people in the study. It won’t hurt to give it a try though.

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