Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: How Does It Affect Sleep?

For people with chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep problems are common. Sleep disorders and disruptive and non-refreshing sleep are some of the most frequent complaints from people suffering from chronic fatigue. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a debilitating medical condition. It’s also a mysterious — and historically controversial — illness.

The basic characteristics of chronic fatigue syndrome include ongoing fatigue that interferes with daily activities, problems with memory and concentration, muscle pain and headaches, and other physical symptoms such as sore throat and tender lymph nodes. People with chronic fatigue also experience feelings of malaise after periods of mental and physical exertion.

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2 thoughts on “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: How Does It Affect Sleep?

  1. I have a question for you: Why do you call the illness “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”? In my opinion, by constantly referring to this illness as “CFS,” you are diminishing the full impact of the disease on all the patients, and are misleading the public and medical community about the reality of the disease – M.E. (myalgic encephalomyelitis). It is so much more than a “chronic fatigue” illness.

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