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Sleep problems worse for Fibromyalgia patients than previously thought
Friday 9 November 2012
It’s well known that fibromyalgia is linked to a slew of sleep problems but a new study suggests that link may be worse than previously thought. In fact, patients with fibromyalgia may be plagued with more sleep problems than other patients with chronic illnesses, suggests the results of a new report from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.
The report found that 88% of fibromyalgia patients struggle with sleep, and 66% of those people have more than one sleep problem like falling or staying asleep. The effects of sleep difficulties on patients’ quality of life appeared to be more severe for fibromyalgia patients compared to patients with other disorders like back pain or osteoarthritis.
This suggests that addressing patients’ sleep issues could be a crucial component of managing fibromyalgia.
Previous research has also shown that having insomnia or sleep issues may increase your risk of developing fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions.
The above originally appeared here.
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