ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Namenda (memantine): A Potential NEW Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Minimizing Fibromyalgia Symptoms: Valuable Lessons from Childhood

An Update on Drugs Used for Treating Fibromyalgia

Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia and Its Association with Pain in Women with Fibromyalgia

SURVEY: What Triggered Your Illness?

An Evaluation of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Fibromyalgia

Why I Became a Fibromyalgia Advocate

Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency?

5 Tips for When Motivation Runs Out

There's This Friend I Have...

 
Print Page
Email Article

Fibromyalgia sleep ‘chronotypes’ linked to symptom subtypes

  [ 14 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • April 7, 2012


Abstract:
Fibromyalgia syndrome and chronotype: Late chronotypes are more affected
– Source: Journal of Biological Rhythms, Apr 2012

By Thomas Kantermann, et al.

[Note: People have different natural biological bedtime, sleep length and waking patterns, or ‘chronotypes’. Till Roenneberg and Dr. Karla V Allebrandt at LMU Munich developed the MunichChronotype Questionnaire as part of their study of sleep pattern-associated gene variants (‘chronogenetics'). This large international study used the questionnaire to see if any FM symptom patterns reflect chronotypes.]

Abstract:
Sleep has strong links to the symptomology of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), a diffuse musculoskeletal pain disorder.

Information about the involvement of the circadian clock is, however, sparse. In this study, 1,548 individuals with FMS completed an online survey containing questions on demographics, stimulant consumption, sleep quality, well-being and subjective pain, chronotype (assessed by the Munich ChronoType Questionnaire, MCTQ), and FMS impact.

Chronotype (expressed as the mid-sleep-point on free days, corrected for sleep deficit on workdays, MSF(sc)):

• Significantly correlated with:

- Stress ratings,
- So-called "memory failures in everyday life,"
- Fatigue,
- FMS impact,
- And depression,

• But not with anxiety.

When chronotypes were categorized into 3 groups (early, intermediate, late):

• Significant group differences were found for sum scores of perceived stress, memory failures in everyday life, fatigue, FMS impact, and depression but not anxiety,

• With late chronotypes being more affected than early chronotypes.

• Sleepiness ratings were highest in early chronotypes.

• Challenges of sleep quality and subjective pain were significantly increased in both early and late chronotypes.

• The results show that according to their reports, late chronotypes are more affected by fibromyalgia.

Source: Journal of Biological Rhythms, Apr 2012;27(2):176-9. PMID:22476779, by Kantermann T, Theadom A, Roenneberg T, Cropley M. Centre for Chronobiology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, and Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK; National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neuroscience, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand; Centre for Chronobiology, Institute for Medical Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany. [Email: thomas@kantermann.de]




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Vitamins and Supplements

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Guaifenesin FA™ Guaifenesin FA™
Natural Expectorant Relieves Chest Congestion
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health

Natural Remedies

Research Links Green Tea to Weight Loss Research Links Green Tea to Weight Loss
Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold
D-ficient? Health Risks You Need to Know About D-ficient? Health Risks You Need to Know About
Guarding Against the Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency Guarding Against the Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency
Aches and Pains? A Simple Solution You'll Love Aches and Pains? A Simple Solution You'll Love

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing