A review of literature led to inconclusive findings regarding psoriasis and sleep disturbances, according to Psoriasis News Today.
The findings, although inconclusive largely because of scant data concerning prevalence and the nature of sleep disturbances, led researchers to formulate suggestions to help the understanding of this complication in psoriatic patients.
The review paper, “Measurement, Classification and Evaluation of Sleep Disturbance in Psoriasis: A Systematic Review,” was published in PLOS One.
it is common knowledge that proper sleep is important for healthy function and that disturbed sleep, or lack of sleep, can cause some disease to progress. In fact, long-term sleep disturbance can be a risk factor for certain illness such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or depression.
Several research papers investigated sleep in people suffering from psoriasis.