Worried in Sclero Forums (MAIN) Posted November 12, 2019 Hi Ronald, When I was first diagnosed, the aches, pains and stiffness were so bad, I was taking little exercise and having sleep problems. When I started to fight back, increase my fitness and force myself to exercise more, my sleep improved considerably. It was a painful process, but one I am glad I put myself through. I normally sleep well, so long as I have been for a walk or done some DIY around the house or for one of my kids. If not, a large glass of red before going to bed usually does the trick ☺️ Increased physical activity may also improve your lung function, though you may, like me need to build up gradually. A sleep specialist told me that more human interaction also tires the mind and helps you to sleep. If you are not getting much of this it might be worthwhile trying to spend a bit more time talking to people.