What are the benefits of formal sleep studies in the workup of fibromyalgia?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Chad S Boomershine, MD, PhD, CPI, CPT; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Formal sleep studies may be useful in patients whose sleep does not improve with the usual conservative measures (eg, elimination of caffeine, prescription of hypnotics or nighttime tricyclics). These studies can be performed as part of a formal assessment by a neurologist or pulmonologist experienced in sleep disorders.


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