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How is hep C related to sleep problems?

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Daytime fatigue is a common symptom of hep C, but you may also have trouble when it’s time to fall asleep. A little more than half of the people who have the disease find it hard to get the rest they need at night.

Trouble sleeping can affect you at any stage of the disease. If it happens just after diagnosis, the drugs you’re taking could be to blame. It can also happen if your disease has progressed to cirrhosis or another late-stage liver disease.

SOURCES:

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology : “A Review of Sleep Disturbance in Hepatitis C.”

CATIE (Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange): “Hepatitis C: An in-depth guide: Sleep problems,” “Sleep disturbances and hepatitis C virus.”

European Journal of Physiology : “Sleep and immune function.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Hepatitis C.”

Current Hepatitis Reports : “Role of Sleep Disturbance in Chronic Hepatitis C Infection.”

Journal of Hepatology : “Active at night, sleepy all day -- Sleep disturbances in patients with hepatitis C virus infection.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on August 24, 2017

SOURCES:

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology : “A Review of Sleep Disturbance in Hepatitis C.”

CATIE (Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange): “Hepatitis C: An in-depth guide: Sleep problems,” “Sleep disturbances and hepatitis C virus.”

European Journal of Physiology : “Sleep and immune function.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Hepatitis C.”

Current Hepatitis Reports : “Role of Sleep Disturbance in Chronic Hepatitis C Infection.”

Journal of Hepatology : “Active at night, sleepy all day -- Sleep disturbances in patients with hepatitis C virus infection.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on August 24, 2017

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