Research Article
Volume 12 Issue 1 - 2020
A Critical Review to Investigate Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as Sleep Disorder
Aman Gupta1*, Ramesh C Deka2 and Shruti Gupta3
1Sleep Medicine Diplomate, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, England, Visiting Fellowship fMRI. A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston, USA
2Professor Emeritus and Adviser to Director, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences and the Ex-Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3Managing Partner Advance Clinical and Regulatory, Delhi NCR, India
*Corresponding Author:Aman Gupta, Sleep Medicine Graduate Reading, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, England, Visiting Fellowship fMRI. A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston, USA.
Received: September 20, 2019; Published: December 31, 2019


Introduction: Chronic fatigue syndrome is associated with marked fatigue and sleep disturbance specifically the non-restorative sleep. This has led to a though process among the Scientists to rule out possibility of association of CFS with Sleep Disorders. Researchers have tried to investigate the causal relationship between the two by virtue of multiple experiments, however consensus on the same still lacks.

Methods and Results: In current review, critical analysis of individual studies was conducted evaluating credibility of experiments leading to a final opinion pertaining to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome association with Sleep Pathology. Possible overlaps among different mechanisms were also identified to provide robust conclusion. 

Conclusion: Current review suggests that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Sleep Disorders can be more of comorbid rather than having a causal relationship. Hence there is a mix type of evidence which tries to build relationship between the two but definite conclusion clearly demonstrating CFS as a sleep disorder cannot be reached.

Keywords: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Sleep Disorders; Pathophysiology of CFS


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Citation: Aman Gupta., et al. “A Critical Review to Investigate Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as Sleep Disorder”. EC Neurology 12.1 (2020): 01-10.

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