Society Logo
ME/CFS Australia Ltd
Please click here to donate ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc
 
 
Facebook
 
ME/CFS SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC

Registered Charity 3104

Email:
sacfs@sacfs.asn.au

Mailing address:

PO Box 322,
Modbury,
South Australia 5092

Phone:
1300 128 339

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday,
10am - 4pm
(phone)

ME/CFS South Australia Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.

Disclaimer

ME/CFS South Australia Inc aims to keep members informed of various research projects, diets, medications, therapies, news items, etc. All communication, both verbal and written, is merely to disseminate information and not to make recommendations or directives.

Unless otherwise stated, the views expressed on this Web site are not necessarily the official views of the Society or its Committee and are not simply an endorsement of products or services.

Become a Member
DOCX Application Form (PDF, 156KB)
Why become a member?

Sleep abnormalities in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Friday 14 December 2012

 

From ProHealth:

 

PillowSleep Abnormalities in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: A Review – Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, # 6, 2012

By Melinda L. Jackson, Dorothy Bruck • ProHealth.com • December 11, 2012

Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a chronic, disabling illness that affects approximately 0.2% of the population.

Non-restorative sleep despite sufficient or extended total sleep time is one of the major clinical diagnostic criterion; however, the underlying cause of this symptom is unknown.

This review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the literature examining sleep in CFS/ME and the issues surrounding the current research findings.

Polysomnographic and other objective measures of sleep have observed few differences in sleep parameters between CFS/ME patients and healthy controls, although some discrepancies do exist.

This lack of significant objective differences contrasts with the common subjective complaints of disturbed and unrefreshed sleep by CFS/ME patients.

The emergence of new, more sensitive techniques that examine the microstructure of sleep are showing promise for detecting differences in sleep between patients and healthy individuals.

There is preliminary evidence that alterations in sleep stage transitions and sleep instability, and other physiological mechanisms, such as heart rate variability and altered cortisol profiles, may be evident.

Future research investigating the etiology of non-restorative sleep in CFS/ME may also help us to uncover the causes of non-restorative sleep and fatigue in other medical conditions.

Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2012;8(6):719-728. Jackson ML, Bruck D. School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Victoria University, Victoria, Australia. [Email:dorothy.bruck@vu.edu.au]

 

The above originally appeared here.

 


 

blog comments powered by Disqus
Previous Previous Page