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    Why Dialysis Patients Have Sleep Problems

    2015-06-18 09:50| Font Size A A A

    Why Dialysis Patients Have Sleep ProblemsSleep complaints have been noticed to occur in up to 80% of patients who on dialysis. Although it frequently occur, most patients has less knowledge about its causes and solutions. Please hold on and you will share some information with you. If you have any questions, you can email to or leave a message below directly.

    Now, let’s see the causes of sleep problems in dialysis.

    As life-sustaining treatment, dialysis can help remove extra wastes and toxins from the body effectively. But for long-time and frequent dialysis, patients are easily to suffer from some adverse effects, just like sleep problems.

    Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). It is defined by the inability to stay awake and alert during the major waking periods of the day, causing in unintended lapses into drowsiness or sleep. Its prevalence varies between 12%-67%.

    Restless legs syndrome (RLS). RLS is independently associated with uremia, affecting almost 30% of Caucasians dialysed. Pathophysiology of uremic RLS is still unclear. Although the exact pathogenetic mechanism remains unknown, the efficacy of kidney transplantation on RLS symptoms supports the involvement of renal function in this disturbance.

    Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SAS). It is reported that SAS affects 30%-80% of dialysis patients

    Insomnia. Insomnia is reported in almost 70% of the dialysis patients.

    Through the above analysis, we can understand that why dialysis patients will suffer from sleep disorders. Next, we should do something to relieve the condition. Well then, how?

    Actually, the root solution is to get rid of dialysis. Actually, not all kidney failure must accept dialysis treatment. For example, if some kidney failure patients do have a certain urine output, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can be the alternative treatment. It has become more and more popular among kidney disease patients due to its significant curative effects.

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