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How does chronic illness affect sleep?

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The pain and fatigue that people with chronic illness may have can greatly affect their lives, including their sleep. Because of their illness, they often have trouble sleeping at night and are sleepy during the day. This is especially true for people who have neurological (nervous system) diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Some drugs used to treat chronic illnesses can cause sleep problems. People who have a chronic illness may also have depression or anxiety, which can also cause sleep problems.

From: Sleep and Chronic Illness WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  The National Sleep Foundation.


 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

SOURCE:  The National Sleep Foundation.


 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

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