Chronic fatigue syndrome and relaxation
This page explains about chronic fatigue syndrome and relaxation and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
It can sometimes help when you are having trouble getting to sleep or winding down to complete a simple routine. It can take a bit of time to learn the techniques and for them to start to work, but keep practising and they become easier.
Getting ready to relax
If you find it hard to go somewhere quiet, play some quiet music. Make sure it is relaxing music, with a slow steady beat. Perhaps try to listen to some classical music even if that is not usually your type of music.
Some people find it easier to use their imagination to help them relax. Try these ideas to see whether they suit you.
Practice makes perfect
Keep trying these suggestions. It can take a bit of time to learn them, but they will become easier.