Sleep Problems Triple Women's Fibromyalgia Risk

A study from Norway found the more often women experienced sleep problems, the more likely they were to develop fibromyalgia 10 years later, according to a CNN report.

The study began in the mid-1980s with 12,350 women age 20 and older without fibromyalgia and with no muscle or bone pain or other physical impairments. Ten years later, researchers surveyed the women again. They found 3 percent had developed fibromyalgia.

When comparing fibromyalgia development in women reporting sleep problems, researchers found women who said they "sometimes" had trouble falling asleep or had any sleep disorder during the previous month had double the risk of developing fibromyalgia. That risk increase to three and a half times for women who said they "often or always" had sleep problems.

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