I was di­ag­nosed last March w/ SLE Lu­pus. I went from not be­ing able to walk, to do­ing well on Cell­cept. I still have this in­cred­i­ble fa­tigue. Af­ter work I have to go to bed some­times at 6 pm. My hus­band says I snore at night. I won­der if I may have sleep

Wellness Update - - Fatigue And Lupus -

It is cer­tainly pos­si­ble that you do have sleep ap­nea, which could cer­tainly con­trib­ute to your fa­tigue and be di­ag­nosed with an overnight sleep study. Stud­ies of sleep pat­terns among pa­tients with lu­pus have found high rates of un­restora­tive (poor qual­ity) sleep and sleep dis­or­ders, in­clud­ing sleep ap­nea and ab­nor­mal limb move­ments dur­ing sleep. Fac­tors that were found to be as­so­ci­ated with poor sleep qual­ity in­clude lu­pus dis­ease ac­tiv­ity, pred­nisone use, de­pressed mood and lower lev­els of ex­er­cise. Other fac­tors that in­crease the risk of sleep ap­nea in the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion in­clude smok­ing, al­co­hol or seda­tive use, be­ing over­weight, and hav­ing a fam­ily his­tory of sleep ap­nea.

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