How can I sleep better with EDS?

Posted on Sat 11 June 2022 in Mattress

Bright light inhibits the release of the hormone melatonin, which helps you sleep. Other suggestions include limiting daytime naps to 30 minutes, getting adequate exposure to natural light during the day, balancing fluid intake, and having a comfortable mattress and pillows.

What is the rarest type of EDS?

Periodontal EDS, also known as EDS type 8, is the rarest form of the disease. It is characterized by periodontitis (serious gum inflammation), which eventually leads to the loss of teeth. Periodontitis in patients with this type has an early onset, appearing in puberty.

Does hypermobile EDS get worse over time?

Many of the problems associated with EDS are progressive, meaning that they get worse over time.

What mattress do Osteopaths recommend?

Try a medium to firm mattress depending on your weight and strength of your frame. I do not generally recommend memory foam as the base mattress. If either a medium or firm mattress feels too hard for you then you can use a 5cm to 10cm topper (made from either memory foam or natural fibre ) soften the feel of it.

Can a too firm mattress cause shoulder pain?

If you are a side sleeper and your mattress is too firm in the shoulder area, your shoulder alignment will be off center and irritated structures will be compressed. This creates discomfort, pain and tension all the way up to the cervical area.

Do collagen supplements help Ehlers-Danlos?

Bottom Line: No established research or clinical experience has proven that collagen supplementation is helpful for persons with EDS! Theoretically, a diet adequate in glycine, proline, lysine, and vitamin C (or supplementation) would support collagen biosynthesis.

Does Ehlers-Danlos affect memory?

While “brain fog” is not one of the most common symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), many patients report experiencing this form of cognitive dysfunction, which can affect their ability to focus, learn, retain information, and maintain employment.

How do you sleep with hypermobility?

For Hypermobility, you can sleep on your back or your side. You should not sleep on your stomach due to neck issues. If you sleep on your back, you should have just one pillow behind your head - not under your shoulder - and one pillow behind your knees, especially if you have back issues.

Is EDS a disability?

The answer is that Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) can be a disabling condition, depending on how it presents. EDS is a genetic disorder affecting connective tissues and causing an array of serious physical problems, ranging from joint pain to cardiovascular issues.

Does EDS cause muscle wasting?

It has recently been shown that muscle weakness occurs frequently in EDS, and that fatigue is a common and clinically important symptom. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between fatigue severity and subjective and objective measures of muscle weakness.