The Symptom Of Being Tired

What Does A Sleep Deficiency
In Restorative Sleep Mean?

If you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia then you probably have a 'sleep deficiency in restorative sleep'...

...but what does this mean?

Well an exciting study led by a Professor Harvey Moldofsky in Canada, discovered something very interesting about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia sufferers...


Remember how your brain generates alpha waves when you are alert and awake?

Well, if you suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia , your brain is likely to be generating alpha waves during your deep sleep...

...but deep sleep is only meant to consist of slow delta waves! symptom tired

So essentially, this means that your deep sleep is disturbed by alpha waves, which in turn, means that you're unlikely to achieve enough slow wave deep sleep - that all-important 'restorative sleep' - that helps you to repair and heal! (symptom tired )

symptom tired By the way, if you're looking for differences between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and depression, then this is one! These particular sleep abnormality patterns are not found in those suffering solely from depression.


Category: symptom tired, tiredness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, sleep deficiency, restorative sleep

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