Unrefreshing sleep

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Unrefreshing sleep is a core symptom in the diagnosis of SEID (ME/CFS).

Prevalence[edit]

The "Report Guide for Clinicians" by the IOM and a part of the Institute of Medicine report states: "Despite the absence of a specific objective alteration in sleep architecture, the data are strong that the complaint of unrefreshing sleep is universal among patients with ME/CFS (SEID) when questions about sleep specifically address this issue. While polysomnography is not required to diagnose ME/CFS (SEID), its use to screen for treatable sleep disorders when indicated is appropriate. Diagnosis of a primary sleep disorder does not rule out a diagnosis of ME/CFS (SEID)."[1]

Symptom recognition[edit]

  • In the Fukuda criteria, the symptom of unrefreshing sleep can be used to help form a diagnosis.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. Beyond Myalgic Enceplhalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Defining an Illness - Guide for Clinicians
  2. The CDC (Fukuda 1994) Definition for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


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