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One study found that up to 96% of fibromyalgia patients suffer from sleep disorders. It is believed that this is responsible for a deprivation of delta sleep, during which human growth hormone is produced. This hormone is essential to tissue repair. Other common problems in fibromyalgia are fatigue, concentration/memory ("fibro fog"), and depression.
There is no doubt in my mind that just enabling the patient to sleep well on a regular basis would be of great benefit!
It is not uncommon for fibromyalgia patients to have coexisting conditions--some of these are lupus, disease, irritable bowel syndrome, lyme disease, restless leg syndrome, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Tomorrow--what causes fibromyalgia?
repost from 2014
Source: Fibromyalgia 2nd Edition
Nikita Katz MD PhD
Institute for Natural Resources August 2009