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Van Hoof E, De Becker P, Lapp C, et al. Defining the occurrence and influence of alpha-delta sleep in chronic fatigue syndrome. Am I Med Sci. 2007 Feb; 333(2):78-84.
COMMENT: The main findings were validation of sleep latency problems and other sleep disturbances already previously suggested; alpha-delta intrusion appeared to be associated with anxiety, and elevated RNase L did not correlate with alpha-delta sleep intrusion. This introduces one more factor into the mosaic of factors in CFS: that of a not-infrequent association with an immediately prior viral infection. Deregulation of one of the antiviral pathways is the evidence. Again, sleep issues are an integral part of the mosaic. Improving sleep, in my experience, makes life more tolerable for these patients, but does not cure the syndrome.
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|Title Annotation:||Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; chronic fatigue syndrome|
|Author:||Anderson, Robert A.|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2008|
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