Why poor sleep may lie at the core of chronic fatigue
Crucial new research could provide some clarity on the controversy surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) in adolescents.
A study of 166 adolescents found objective and subjective evidence of sleep disturbance in those with CFS/ME compared to healthy adolescent controls.
During the two-week study period, the teenagers’ sleep was assessed by using an actigraphy watch.
On average, those with CFS/ME were found to have significantly longer objective sleep onset latency, time in bed, total sleep time and a