Poor Sleep Quality Can Cause Physical Disabilities

Poor sleep quality can negatively impact health. But did you know that sleep is not restful plus pain in the muscles can increase the risk of physical disability?

As quoted from the Times of India, the researchers found that the quality of sleep is not well associated with increased symptoms of depression, pain severity greater and often feel tired. The most terrible, poor sleep quality also can provide risk greater functional disability of patients with rheumatoid arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease (a disease that occurs when the body is attacked by its own immune system) resulting in prolonged inflammation in the joints. This disease attacks the joints, usually on many joints, characterized by inflammation of the synovial membrane and joint structures as well as muscle atrophy and bone thinning.

A study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing said that it was difficult to sleep has an important impact negatively on the health of patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Tesebut research done by cross examination between sleep quality with functional disability in 162 patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Study participants had a mean age of 58 years and 76 percent of participants were women. All patients had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis for at least 2 years.

The results of the study found that sleep quality has an influence on functional disability, although indirectly. In addition, the study also reported that 61 percent of patients who had poor sleep quality, 33 were often feel pain that interferes with sleep, more than three times a week.