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Non-Restorative Sleep Linked to Fibromyalgia

By February 22, 2014

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womansleepingWidespread pain is considered the primary characteristic of fibromyalgia. It is estimated that 5 million Americans, 18 and over, have fibromyalgia. According to study results published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, researchers from the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre at Keele University in Staffordshire determined that non-restorative sleep was linked to an increased risk of developing widespread pain. The study determined only that a link exists, but it did not assess if it was the cause.

In the study, which evaluated more than 4,300 adults over 50 years of age, anxiety, memory impairment, and poor physical health also were linked to a higher risk of developing widespread pain.

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February 23, 2014 at 8:12 pm
(1) Abot Bensussen says:

My dr., a psychiatrist and sleep specialist, believed that non-restorative sleep was the cause of fibromyalgia. I’ve been getting deep, slow wave sleep for the last 7.6 years whilst taking Xyrem, (sodium oxybate) at night.

With good sleep at stages 3 and 4, I’ve been able to get out of bed and get back to college and Pilates, walking my little dog at times. Without Xyrem I was bedridden.

I wish the FDA would approve of Xyrem for the use of Fibromyalgia, not just Narcolepsi. Maybe then it would become less expensive?

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