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What sleep problems can be caused by cirrhosis?

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This type of liver damage can cause sleep problems like:

  • Daytime fatigue
  • Need for frequent naps
  • Waking up at night
  • Depression
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Sleep apnea

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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