Sleep Disorders and Scleroderma. Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma) is associated with sleep disorders such as restless leg syndrome. Poor sleep has been found to trigger inflammation and worsen pain. It can lead to depression and make it more difficult to cope with chronic illness. If you are not getting 8 hours of sound sleep each night, if you do not wake up feeling refreshed, or if you sleep more than 10 hours a day, and if any of these conditions have existed for more than 2 weeks, it is time to see your doctor. New pages in this section include Sleep Disorders and Illness, Sleep Apnea, and Sleep Disorder Personal Stories. Posted 11/8/10.
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ISN New Pages: Sleep Disorders and Scleroderma
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