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Is poor sleep pummeling the immune system in ME/CFS & FM

Simmaron Research blog post by Cort Johnson, 29 August 2017: Is Poor Sleep Pummeling the Immune System in ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia? A Vicious Circle Examined   Most people with chronic fatigues syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM) know the consequences of poor sleep … Continue reading

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Treatment of insomnia reduces fatigue in CFS

Research abstract: Background: Effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) has not been explored in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), a condition where disturbed sleep is a principal symptom. This study aimed to report feasibility, acceptability and initial effectiveness of … Continue reading

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The effect of subjective sleep on fatigue in CFS

Research abstract: Study Objectives: This study aimed to (1) examine the relationship between subjective and actigraphy-defined sleep, and next-day fatigue in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); and (2) investigate the potential mediating role of negative mood on this relationship. We also … Continue reading

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Psychological factors associated with sleep disturbance in CFS & insomnia

Research abstract: Objectives: Reports of tiredness and poor quality sleep are common to both Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and insomnia, despite evidence that sleep structure is not objectively impaired in these groups. Similar vulnerability and maintenance factors have been identified in both conditions, such … Continue reading

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Insomnia common in chronic diseases

Research abstract: Highlights Seventy-eight percent of US-based PatientsLikeMe respondents were at risk for National Sleep Foundation (NSF)-defined insomnia. Trouble falling asleep was the sleep symptom most likely to result in self-reporting insomnia. Forty-four percent awaken during the night and 42% … Continue reading

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Can Mindfulness reduce stress in long term physical conditions?

Review abstract: OBJECTIVE: To identify whether mindfulness-based stress reduction is effective in improving physical health outcomes for long-term physical conditions. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature (retrieved from MEDLINE, PubMed and PsycINFO). RESULTS: Fifteen studies were included in the … Continue reading

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CFS & FM in sleep disorders

Research abstract: Background: Since chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM) often co-exist, some believe they reflect the same process, somatization. Against that hypothesis are data suggesting FM but not CFS was common in patients with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). The … Continue reading

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Role of insomnia in the treatment of chronic fatigue

Research highlights: • We studied if insomnia was related to outcomes in the treatment of chronic fatigue. • A decrease in insomnia severity reduces fatigue in chronic fatigue patients. • A decrease in insomnia severity improves the cortisol recovery after … Continue reading

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CFS and insomnia: similarities and differences

Research highlights: Evidence for similarly lower central ultra slow (US) delta power (0.3-0.79 Hz) proportions during slow wave sleep (SWS) in both primary insomnia and chronic fatigue syndrome in comparison to controls. Lower US power proportions relate mainly to perceived … Continue reading

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Relationship between insomnia and CFS/ME

Research abstract Fatigue is common in the general population, and is the hallmark of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). Although the occurrence of sleep difficulties is known to be common in subjects with fatigue, research on insomnia in such subjects … Continue reading

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