Insomnia and chronic heart failure

  title={Insomnia and chronic heart failure},
  author={Don Hayes and Michael I. Anstead and Julia F. V. Ho and Barbara A. Phillips},
  journal={Heart Failure Reviews},
Insomnia is highly prevalent in patients with chronic disease including chronic heart failure (CHF) and is a significant contributing factor to fatigue and poor quality of life. The pathophysiology of CHF often leads to fatigue, due to nocturnal symptoms causing sleep disruption, including cough, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, and nocturia. Inadequate cardiac function may lead to hypoxemia or poor perfusion of the cerebrum, skeletal muscle, or visceral body organs, which result in… CONTINUE READING
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