This is where healthy coping mechanisms, such as gentle exercise (prescribed by a physiotherapist or doctor if necessary), healthy eating, and stress reduction can help to reverse these cycles, and make it easier to manage symptoms. With these healthy behaviours, sleep will improve, and so will symptoms. Knowing about these cycles is helpful because it makes it easier to understand what can be done to prevent the continuous cycle of pain etc relating to your illness.
What can you do to reduce the cycle of your illness/symptoms?
P.S Don't forget about the Give A Little Campaign I have going, to develop further resources for people with ongoing illness. http://www.givealittle.co.nz//cause/beautiful_identities Thanks so much for your support.