Thursday, 25 June 2015

Deconstructing Sleep in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Some conditions often found concurrent with FM and ME/CFS also make it difficult to get into restful sleep. Pain, for instance, can make getting to sleep and staying asleep more difficult. Frequent urination, a snoring spouse, pets that wake you up, and racing thoughts are all outside conditions or problems that can be addressed.

Primary sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, etc. are common enough in ME/CFS and FM for Dr. Bateman to assert that everyone with these disorders should have a polysomnography or sleep study done. If they are found, that could be some good news, because they are treatable and once they are treated you should feel better.

Deconstructing Sleep in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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