Poor Sleep Quality is a Pain for People with Rheumatoid Arthritis
AASM Weekly Update
Friday, February 25, 2011
A study in the Feb. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that poor sleep quality correlated with higher levels of depressive symptoms, greater pain severity, increased fatigue, and greater functional disability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. WebMD reports that the findings are consistent with previous studies that suggested sleep disruption may lower the threshold for pain. Read the AASM press release.