Unrefreshing sleep

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Unrefreshing sleep is a light sleep that, even after a full night, doesn't leave you rested.

People with ME/CFS will often awaken feeling exhausted as if they have not slept.[1][2][3]

It is a core symptom in the diagnosis of SEID (ME/CFS).[4]Fibromyalgia patients also experience unrefreshing sleep.[5][6]

Prevalence[edit | edit source]

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)."[7]

Symptom recognition[edit | edit source]

  • In the Fukuda criteria, the symptom of unrefreshing sleep can be used to help form a diagnosis.[8]
  • In the SEID criteria, it is a mandatory core symptom.[4]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Symptoms of ME/CFS – American ME and CFS Society". Retrieved Sep 26, 2019. 
  2. Publishing, Harvard Health. "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Harvard Health. Retrieved Sep 26, 2019. 
  3. Syndrome, Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue; Populations, Board on the Health of Select; Medicine, Institute of (Feb 10, 2015). Review of the Evidence on Major ME/CFS Symptoms and Manifestations. National Academies Press (US). 
  4. 4.04.1 "Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Redefining an Illness" (PDF). nationacademies.org. 2015. 
  5. "Fibromyalgia Symptoms". WebMD. Retrieved Oct 3, 2019. 
  6. "Fibromyalgia - Symptoms and causes". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved Oct 3, 2019. 
  7. Beyond Myalgic Enceplhalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Defining an Illness - Guide for Clinicians
  8. The CDC (Fukuda 1994) Definition for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  9. Fischler, B.; Le Bon, O.; Hoffmann, G.; Cluydts, R.; Kaufman, L.; De Meirleir, K. (1997). "Sleep anomalies in the chronic fatigue syndrome. A comorbidity study". Neuropsychobiology. 35 (3): 115–122. doi:10.1159/000119331. ISSN 0302-282X. PMID 9170115. 
  10. Rincón, Ximena; Kerr, Jonathan; Herrera, Diego; Ibáñez-Pinilla, Milciades (2016). "Prevalencia de síntomas de fatiga crónica / encefalomielitis miálgica (SFC/EM) y su relación con factores ocupacionales en trabajadores en una empresa de vigilancia en Bogotá, Colombia, 2016". repository.urosario.edu.co. 
  11. "Unrefreshing Sleep in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". www.me-pedia.org. Jan 10, 2019. Retrieved Apr 29, 2019. 

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.

Systematic Exertion Intolerance Disease. A new term with new diagnostic criteria designed to replace chronic fatigue syndrome.<ref name="IOM2015">{{citation| last1 = Institute of Medicine| author-link = National Academy of Medicine| last2 = Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome| title = Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness

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