This research supported earlier work suggesting that falls were especially common in this illness and sought to find out why. Researchers determined that there's a significant increase in fall risk after a bad night of sleep that leaves you fatigued.
Also of note when you're talking about falls is that fibromyalgia is believed to predispose you to osteoporosis, which increases the likelihood of breaking a bone in a fall. Your doctor can help you determine how healthy your bones are and whether you need to make dietary changes, such as adding calcium supplements, or should consider osteoporosis medications.
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