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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SLEEP DISORDER CENTERS IN CT
In Connecticut there are many centers specialized in treatment for sleep disorders. Here are some of those: UConn Health Center- Sleep Disorder Center located in Farmington, Hartford Hospital Sleep Disorder Center , Enfield Sleep Disorder Center , Sleep Disorder Center of Connecticut in Hamden , Northeastern Sleep Disorder Center LLC in Vernon, Eastern Connecticut Health Network ECHN have few doctors specialized in Sleep Medicine working in Manchester. It is very important recognize the function of a good sleep for a good health. Having trouble falling asleep or not feeling rest in the morning is something to consider to talk with your doctor or a sleep specialist. Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. Other symptoms you may need to consider as effect of insufficient sleep or sleep disorders are memory loss, trouble concentrating, irritability “Sleep Hygiene” is a key word to define good sleep habits.
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