Impaired Sleep Quality in Fibromyalgia: Detection and Quantification with ECG-based Cardiopulmonary Coupling Spectrograms

Thomas RJ, Mietus JE, Peng CK, Goldberger AL. Crofford LJ, Chervin RD

Sleep Med. 2010;11(5): 497-8.

To employ the use of CPC to retrospectively analyze polysomnogram (PSG) ECG data from patients with fibromyalgia compared with matched controls.

Both ECG and EEG approaches yield consistent findings in this syndrome, further solidifying the hypothesis of altered sleep stability in fibromyalgia.

Practical Significance:
This study shows the favorable comparison of CPC findings over time with traditional PSG findings and the pain diaries of patients suffering from fibromyalgia.

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