Tackling Sleep Disturbance is a Priority for ME/CFS Self-help

Sleep disturbance is a very common symptom of ME and can take various different forms. It can mean struggling to get off to sleep, waking up regularly in the night, having vivid disturbing dreams or waking up feeling un-refreshed.  Unfortunately it is a symptom that helps to perpetuate the illness. It is during deep sleep … Read more

Three Important Directions of Self-help for ME/CFS

I like to consider my efforts at self-help as falling into 3 broad categories, each of which needs daily attention. ·         Avoiding making things worse ·        Giving my immune system the best chance possible through a healthy lifestyle ·        Cultivating happiness and fulfilment and dealing with the emotional impact of the illness The first is all about recognising … Read more

Acceptance as the foundation for management and recovery of ME/CFS

I believe that the single most crucial step to being able to manage this condition and hopefully make a complete recovery is acceptance. Once we accept that life is going to be different for a while we can focus on how to make the most of that difference. With acceptance we can learn how to … Read more