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Poor sleep is not a significant predictor of fibromyalgia pain intensity and duration

Fibromyalgia and sleep study

Science Daily reported this on April 23, 2012:  
Patients coping with the complex pain disorder fibromyalgia often have difficulty sleeping, and a new study published in The Journal of Pain reports that despite the negative quality of life implications, poor sleep is not a significant predictor of fibromyalgia pain intensity and duration.

The authors noted that the effects of impaired sleep, such as fatigue and inactivity, may play more significant roles in clinical pain than measures of sleep duration or insomnia.

Seventy-four adults with fibromyalgia were recruited for a University of Florida study and they were observed for 14 days. Subjects rated their clinical pain every evening and completed sleep diaries describing the previous night's sleep.
Results of the analysis showed that four sleep measures evaluated in the study failed to significantly predict clinical pain. The authors noted that the effects of impaired sleep, such as fatigue and inactivity, may play more significant roles in clinical pain than measures of sleep duration or insomnia.

Read full report at Science Daily.

What do you think of this report on sleep and Fibromyalgia?

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2 comments:

  1. I certainly have sleep problems with fibro but can never tell what comes first, I mean which is the cause the fibro causes sleep problems or vice a versa!

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