People with fibromyalgia have more difficulties
falling asleep, the quality of sleep worsens and the quantity decreases,
compared to the general population, second
the results of a new revision.
The researchers have drawn the attention of doctors specializing in sleep disorders in fibromyalgia patients because better sleep can help improve the symptoms of the disease.
The study, titled “Sleep Disorders in Fibromyalgia: A Meta-analysis, Case Studies and Controls,” published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, examined several previously published studies on reports of sleep disorder reports for the development of fibromyalgia.
The benefits of a good night’s sleep have a positive impact on the physical and mental health of all people.
According to the researchers, poor sleep affects nearly 80% of fibromyalgia patients and studies have shown that poor sleep quality is a risk factor for fibromyalgia.
In fact, poor sleep is closely related to the severity of the symptoms. The less sleep patients have, the more their symptoms worsen.
Drug-based clinical trials have shown that improved sleep quality can reduce pain in patients with fibromyalgia.
To understand the characteristics of sleep disorders and its effect on patients with fibromyalgia, the researchers examined 25 fibromyalgia studies and healthy controls, totaling 2,086 participants, who were assessed by sleep polysomnography (19 studies) and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. (seven studies).
Studies evaluating sleep with polysomnography have reported significant differences between patients with fibromyalgia and healthy individuals after waking up after sleep, total sleep time, and sleep efficiency, among other parameters.
Studies evaluating sleep, with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, showed significant differences in overall scores, the time between sleep attempts and the onset of sleep, and the quality of sleep, between the two groups of patients. participants.
According to this review, this may be due to the fact that patients with fibromyalgia have difficulty sleeping, sleep quality and effectiveness, sleep longer, sleep shorter, and sleep longer. light sleep.
“Clinical trials have shown that improving the quality of
Sleep can reduce pain in patients with fibromyalgia, “
the researchers wrote.
“As a result, primary health care providers should be informed about the results of this study and should be evaluated taking into account the risk of sleep disorders in patients complaining of generalized chronic pain or considering the diagnosis of fibromyalgia in these patients.
Doctors must also actively treat sleep disorders, especially when people with fibromyalgia have rest problems.