Older people newly prescribed sleeping pills such as Z-drugs have twice the risk of a hip fracture in the first two weeks compared with non-users, says a study in PLOS-ONE. Continue reading
Chronic lack of sleep represses the immune system, highlights a small study published in the journal, Sleep, explaining why people often report falling ill when they are sleep deprived. Continue reading
Resistance exercise helps decrease physical fatigue in women with fibromyalgia and boosts sleep, according to a study published in Arthritis Research & Therapy.
For at least some groups of ‘emerging adults’ sleep problems are a predictor of chronic pain and worsening pain severity over time, a new study published in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain® (IASP). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. Continue reading
Talking about fatigue and its impact is not high on the list of priorities of healthcare professionals, says a small UK study, suggesting that people may face significant barriers to communication about the impact of fatigue. Continue reading