Friday, 2 March 2012

The Challenge of Disordered Sleep

Posted by OFFERUtah, from Feb 4, 2009 OFFER Education Meeting. Presented by Lucinda Bateman.

Summary notes:

The 4 stages of sleep and Rapid Eye Movement (REM):

Stage 1: Falling asleep, very light sleep

Stage 2: Brain slow-down - 50% of night

Stages 3 & 4: Deep sleep stages - deltawaves

Different restoration processes take place during sleep.

In CFS patients, alpha wave intrusion is associated with being awake.

Treat the cause of the sleep disturbance.

Avoid drugs that disrupt sleep, for example, decongestants and caffeine

Medicines that can make you sleepy:

- Anti-convulsants: Lyrica, Neurontin, Topamax, Zonegran

- Benzodiazepines: Klonopin, Ativan (Lorazepam), Xanax

- Muscle relaxants: Flexeril, Zanaflex

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