Sleep disorders lead to fibromyalgia

Norwegian scientists have found a link between sleep disorders and increased risk of fibromyalgia in women, especially in adulthood.

Fibromyalgia (chronic symmetrical musculoskeletal pain) occurs in 2-4% of the population.Typically, women aged 30-50 years.

first symptoms of fibromyalgia appear in mid-life.Fibromyalgia is usually accompanied by insomnia, frequent awakenings, and fatigue, but until now it was not known whether the impact of sleep disorders on the development of pain.


Fibromyalgia, chronic symmetrical musculoskeletal pain occurs in 2-4% of the population, most of whom are women aged 30-50 years.The first symptoms of fibromyalgia typically occur in middle age.It is noted that fibromyalgia is usually accompanied by insomnia, frequent awakenings and tiredness, but it is unknown whether the impact of sleep disorders on the development of pain.


In a study published in the journal Arthritis & amp;Rheumatism, Norwegian scientists have found the impact of sleep pro

blems on risk of fibromyalgia in women, constituting 90% of patients with fibromyalgia.The study involved the participation of women over the age of 20 years in the course of large-scale research on the public health.Women who have undergone a survey on the state of health as well as physical examination.Scientists chose among 12,350 participating women with symptoms of musculoskeletal pain and movement disorders to participate in this study.

Analysis of the data revealed a relationship between sleep disturbance and fibromyalgia in middle-aged women.That is, women, mentions any sleep disorders often suffer from fibromyalgia than those who never experienced sleep problems.And among the participants suffering from insomnia frequently or even continuously, the greatest risk of developing fibromyalgia observed in women older than 45 years.In women aged 20 to 44 years the risk of fibromyalgia in connection with sleep problems was slightly lower.

enough sleep will relieve pain

Sleep disorders such as insomnia, difficulty in falling asleep and frequent nocturnal awakenings, significantly affect the health and can lead to numerous health problems.Even a slight increase in the risk of developing fibromyalgia, chronic pain, delivering a significant concern for patients, due to sleep disorders, is to see a doctor.Sleep disorders are usually amenable to therapy is easy enough, and enough sleep to avoid a host of health problems and the potential returns wellbeing.

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