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
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.