Comparison of sleep variables between chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain, insomnia, periodic leg movements syndrome and control subjects in a clinical sleep medicine practice.

@article{Okura2008ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of sleep variables between chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain, insomnia, periodic leg movements syndrome and control subjects in a clinical sleep medicine practice.},
  author={Kazuo Okura and Gilles J. Lavigne and Nelly T-L Huynh and Christiane Manzini and Daniel Fillipini and Jacques Y. Montplaisir},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={352-61}
}
BACKGROUND Between 50% and 89% of chronic pain patients report unrefreshing sleep. The aim of this retrospective analysis was to compare the sleep of normal subjects with the sleep of a clinical population presenting musculoskeletal chronic widespread pain (CWP), psychophysiological insomnia and restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movements during sleep (RLS/PLMS) in order to identify sleep variables that may explain the poor sleep complaints of CWP patients. METHODS Sleep data from 10… CONTINUE READING
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