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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: How Does It Affect Sleep?

Among people who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, a variety of sleep problems are common. While there’s a lot doctors don’t know about this disorder, one thing they do know is that disrupted sleep is a “hallmark” symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome. Whether the sleep problem is too much daytime sleepiness, non-restorative sleep, trouble falling and staying asleep, or disorders like sleep apnea, insomnia, and narcolepsy, the connection between chronic fatigue syndrome and sleep is not understood. Researchers are currently looking at the role pain may have in these sleep problems, the fact that patients spend less time in slow wave sleep than healthy people, and how changes in nervous system activity can affect sleep.

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