Tag Archives: sleep disturbance

Poor self-reported sleep quality & health-related quality of life in patients with CFS/ME

Research abstract: Poor self-reported sleep quality and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, by Jesús Castro‐Marrero, Maria C. Zaragoza, Sergio González‐Garcia, Luisa Aliste, Naia Sáez‐Francàs, Odile Romero, Alex Ferré Tomás Fernández de Sevilla, José Alegre in … Continue reading

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Childhood sleep & adolescent CFS/ME

Research abstract: Childhood sleep and adolescent chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME): Evidence of associations in a UK birth cohort, by Simon M Collin, Tom Norris, Paul Gringras, Peter S Blair, Kate Tilling, Esther Crawley in Sleep Medicine [Preprint January 31, 2018] Highlights: Children … Continue reading

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Sleep-wake rhythm disturbances & perceived sleep in adolescent CFS

Research abstract: Sleep-wake rhythm disturbances and perceived sleep in adolescent chronic fatigue syndrome, by M Pedersen, M Ekstedt, MC Småstuen, VB Wyller, D Sulheim, E Fagermoen, A Winger, E Pedersen, H Hrubos-Strøm in J Sleep Res. 2017 Oct; 26(5):595-601. [Epub 2017 … Continue reading

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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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Medial prefrontal cortex deficits correlate with unrefreshing sleep in patients with CFS

Research abstract: Medial prefrontal cortex deficits correlate with unrefreshing sleep in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, by Zack Y. Shan, Richard Kwiatek, Richard Burnet, Peter Del Fante,  Donald R. Staines, Sonya M. Marshall-Gradisnik and Leighton R. Barnden in NMR in Biomedicine [Published online: 29 JUN 2017] Unrefreshing … Continue reading

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Prevalence of & risk factors for severe cognitive & sleep symptoms in ME/CFS & MS

Research abstract: Prevalence of and risk factors for severe cognitive and sleep symptoms in ME/CFS and MS, by Jain V, Arunkumar A, Kingdon C, Lacerda E, Nacul L in BMC Neurol. 2017 Jun 20;17(1):117 Background: There are considerable phenotypic and … Continue reading

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Does GET & CBT for CFS improve sleep?

Research review: Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET)  are recommended evidence based treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), with research supporting their effectiveness in reducing fatigue and functional impairment. However, little research has focussed on the effect of these treatments … 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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Sleep disturbance in children with CFS

Review abstract OBJECTIVE: Children and adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) frequently report sleep disturbances. However, little is known about the nature and severity of sleep disturbance and factors associated with sleep problems in pediatric CFS. The purpose of this … Continue reading

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Baduanjin Qigong exercise can improve sleep disturbance in fatigue type illnesses

Research abstract Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of Baduanjin Qigong exercise on sleep, fatigue, anxiety, and depressive symptoms in chronic fatigue syndrome- (CFS-) like illness and to determine the dose-response relationship. Methods: One hundred fifty participants with CFS-like illness (mean … Continue reading

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