Sleep Disorders In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Sleep Disorders in AD

Obstructive, Central and Complex Sleep Apnea

When they performed sleep studies of 343 people meeting the Fukuda definition of ME/CFS, they found that 104 – nearly a third – had a primary sleep disorder that explained their symptoms, and thus didn’t have ME/CFS at all. A 1/3 misdiagnosis rate is enough of a reason to look more closely for sleep disorders. In those who didn’t have primary sleep disorders, just under 90% met the criteria for at least one measurable sleep problem. Researchers identified four different groups based on sleep abnormalities. They were: Group 1: Slower to get to sleep, delayed Rapid Eye Movement (REM), lower percentages of stage 2 and REM sleep; Group 2: More frequent awakenings; Group 3: Longer total sleep time, less delayed REM sleep, higher percentage of REM sleep, lower percentage of wake time; Group 4: Shortest total sleep time, highest percentage of wake time after sleep onset. Researchers concluded that doctors need to routinely screen for sleep disorders when considering an ME/CFS diagnosis, and that they should use sleep studies to identify sleep problems and tailor treatments to the specific groups. What kind of sleep problems do you have?
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Also read Tired? Legs Jerk at Night? Seniors with PLMD Katrena Wells In addition, patients with autoimmune as well as radiation-induced hypothyroidism are at increased risk for obstructive sleep apnea, and patients with systemic sclerosis have impaired esophageal motility and shortness of breath. Sleep disorders are diagnosed by sleep studies in which a combination of diagnostic parameters such as oxygen saturation and movement are monitored during sleep. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening disorder in which breathing is interrupted during sleep.
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Sleep Problems

Although sleep is crucial for optimal health, some research suggests that sleeping too much can also have negative consequences. Learn more about sleep. If you’re concerned about having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or sleeping too much, assess your risk for a sleep disorder. It’s unfortunate you’re not functioning at your best today.
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