ME/CFS Experts Make Sleep Suggestions for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

ME/CFS Experts Make Sleep Suggestions for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

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“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” –Thomas Dekker
Overviews of Dr. Cheney's, Dr. Lapp's, Dr. Enlander's, Dr. Teitelbaum's, Dr. Klimas' and Dr. Myhill's recommendations for sleep.

For instance here is Dr. Klimas's

Dr. Klimas states that sleep improvement isn’t as easy as taking a magic pill. She believes that patients who wake up exhausted require a sleep study that takes place in a specialised sleep lab. The sleep study will determine if the sleep problems are caused by a characterised sleep disorder such as sleep apnea. The study will also document sleep patterns including the need for stage 3 and 4 sleep. Dr. Klimas believes treatment can then proceed following the results of the sleep study.

When Dr. Klimas does prescribe sleep drugs, she avoids the likes of Ambien and Restoril believing that they don’t promote quality sleep, instead just instigating sleep. Dr. Klimas is mainly an advocate of Elavil and Doxepin. She also likes Flexeril and Klonopin.
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