When they performed sleep studies of 343 people meeting the Fukuda definition of ME/CFS, they found that 104 – nearly a third – had a primary sleep disorder that explained their symptoms, and thus didn’t have ME/CFS at all. A 1/3 misdiagnosis rate is enough of a reason to look more closely for sleep disorders. In those who didn’t have primary sleep disorders, just under 90% met the criteria for at least one measurable sleep problem. Researchers identified four different groups based on sleep abnormalities.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://chronicfatigue.about.com/b/2013/07/19/sleep-disorders-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-2.htm
Sleep Apnea Raises Car Accident, ‘Near Miss’ Risk
The CPAP machine and mask pump air into the person’s air passageways. CPAP machines require a prescription and can cost anywhere from $150 to over $5,500, though most insurance plans will cover some or all of the expense. CPAP masks range from $30 to $200. This study was published October 15 in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. The research was funded by the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Research Foundation, the Hollywood Private Hospital Research Foundation and the ARK from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Enabling Facility.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/22/sleep-apnea-car-accidents-near-miss-_n_4136230.html