Tag Archives: sleep

Circadian rhythm abnormalities & autonomic dysfunction in patients with CFS/ME

Circadian rhythm abnormalities and autonomic dysfunction in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, by Trinitat Cambras, Jesús Castro-Marrero, Maria Cleofé Zaragoza, Antoni Díez-Noguera, José Alegre in PLOS one 13:6[Published: June 6, 2018] Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) patients frequently show autonomic symptoms which may … Continue reading

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The putative role of oxidative & inflammation in the pathophysiology of sleep dysfunction across neuropsychiatric disorders

Review summary: The putative role of oxidative stress and inflammation in the pathophysiology of sleep dysfunction across neuropsychiatric disorders: Focus on chronic fatigue syndrome, bipolar disorder and multiple sclerosis, by Gerwyn Morris, Brendon Stubbs, Cristiano A Köhlerx, Ken Walder, Anastasiya Slyepchenko, … 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 SM Collin, T Norris, P Gringras, PS Blair, K Tilling, E Crawley in Sleep Med. 2018 Jun;46:26-36. OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Sleep abnormalities are characteristic of … Continue reading

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SEID/CFS is common in sleep centre patients with hypersomnolence

Research abstract: Systemic exertion intolerance disease/chronic fatigue syndrome is common in sleep centre patients with hypersomnolence: A retrospective pilot study, by Caroline Maness, Prabhjyot Saini, Donald L. Bliwise, Victoria Olvera, David B. Rye, Lynn M. Trotti in J Sleep Res. 2018 Apr … Continue reading

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Autonomic Nervous System functioning related to nocturnal sleep in patients with CFS

Research abstract: Autonomic nervous system functioning related to nocturnal sleep in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome compared to tired controls, by Source: M Orjatsalo, A Alakuijala, M Partinen in J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 Dec 13. pii: jc-17-00330. [Epub ahead of print] … Continue reading

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Autonomic nervous system function, activity patterns, & sleep after physical or cognitive challenge in people with CFS

Research abstract: Autonomic nervous system function, activity patterns, and sleep after physical or cognitive challenge in people with chronic fatigue syndrome, by E Cvejic, CX Sandler, A Keech, BK Barry, AR Lloyd, U Vollmer-Conna, in J Psychosom Res. 2017 Dec;103:91-94 … Continue reading

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Glial cell inhibitors: the next sleep drugs for FM and ME/CFS?

Health Rising blog post, by Cort Johnson, 15 September: Glial Cell Inhibitors: The Next Sleep Drugs for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?   Glia: The Forgotten Brain Cell Sleep disturbances and severe stress as glial activators: key targets for … 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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IIMEC 2016 conference report by Dr R Vallings

IIME 11 conference report by Dr Rosamund Vallings MB BS On 3rd June, 2016, I was privileged to attend the 11th Invest in ME – Research International conference in London – the theme being “A New Decade of Invest in ME … Continue reading

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Impact of sleep quality and fatigue on quality of life in CFS

Research abstract: OBJECTIVES: To explore the interrelationship of different dimensions (fatigue, neuroticism, sleep quality, global mental and physical health) in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). METHODS: Patients meeting the Fukuda criteria of CFS filled out two independent fatigue scales (Fatigue … Continue reading

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