More Evidence of Disrupted Sleep

A formal study of sleep conducted by Le Bon et al at Brugmann University (Brussels) reported evidence of global sleep disruption in 10 young women with CFS (94-Fukuda) compared to age- and BMI-matched healthy controls. A measure called “ultra-slow delta power” was lower in patients than controls. The authors suggest that this abnormality may impair the restorative function of sleep and “neural recruitment.” Results of the small study may not be generalizable to males or patients with other co-occurring conditions. (Psychiatric Research, July 6, 2012)

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