Cristina Frange

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PURPOSE To review the association between sleep duration and self-rated health. METHODS A search for original and review articles focusing on sleep duration and self-rated health was performed in PubMed. The general search strategy was [("sleep duration" OR "total sleep time" OR "time in bed") AND "self-rated health"]. RESULTS We found 22 articles in(More)
T he merit of Sharanya Shre et al. work entitled, " Severity and clustering of menopausal symptoms among obese and nonobese postmenopausal women in India, " [1] recently published in this journal brings reflections on the theme. The study shows that obesity does not affect the severity of menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women in India. The article in(More)
Even though nociceptive pathology has often long subsided, the brain of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain has typically acquired a protective (movement-related) pain memory. Exercise therapy for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain is often hampered by such pain memories. Here the authors explain how musculoskeletal therapists can alter pain(More)
Sleep disorders are highly prevalent in patients with fibromyalgia (FM). Many of the daytime symptoms, such as chronic pain and fatigue, may be related to the non-restorative sleep patterns associated with the disease. Pain influences the sleep process and sleep disturbances decrease the pain threshold in a reciprocal framework. Thus, understanding the link(More)
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