Daytime Napping Linked to Increased Fibromyalgia Symptoms Severity

Daytime Napping Linked to Increased Fibromyalgia Symptoms Severity
shutterstock_137004746A recent study published in the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders revealed that daytime napping in patients with fibromyalgia can increase the disease symptom severity. The study is entitled “Daytime napping associated with increased symptom severity in fibromyalgia syndrome.” Fibromyalgia corresponds to a disorder based on widespread chronic musculoskeletal pain, also characterized by fatigue, stiffness and numbness in certain parts of the body, headaches, sleep disorder and mood alterations. This disorder can affect people’s ability to conduct simple daily tasks, compromising their quality of life, and has a higher likelihood to develop in women compared to men. It was previously shown that as a strategy to cope and manage fibromyalgia symptoms, people often rely on daytime napping. It is not clear whether this strategy is beneficial or harmful for people with fibromyalgia, and clinicians have both recommended it to patients and also advised patients to avoid it. The goal of this study was to evaluate the use of daytime naps in patients and to assess the possible association between these naps and the severity of fibromyalgia symptoms. An online questionnaire was completed by 1,044 ad
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