SLEEP (OR LACK OF) AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

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The inability to achieve a refreshing night’s sleep is often one of the chief complaints of someone with an autoimmune disease. No matter how fatigued you become, it just seems as if your body has lost its ability to drift off into a peaceful and restorative nights rest.

Sound refreshing sleep depends on your body’s ability to digest proteins and release essential amino acids. One of the major regulators of the sleep-wake cycle is the hormone melatonin.