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Sleep loss, Mood, and Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology Sleep disturbances have been closely related to pain. What are the influences of sleep loss on mood and pain among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? In a study of 27 … Continue reading

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The Effects of Meditation on Rheumatoid Arthritis with Recurrent Depression

Mindful meditation interventions have been applied for helping relieve chronic stress, depression, and pain. Researchers at Arizona State University studied the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness interventions on pain and the quality of life among patients with rheumatoid … Continue reading

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Inflammation and Diseases

Inflammation is an immune response of the body to protect from irritants, stimuli, or external materials that may be detrimental. Inflammatory signs: Redness Swelling Heat Pain Immune surveillance: The immune system can monitor, find, and remove the useless or damaging … Continue reading

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Chronobiology, Chronotherapy, and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chronobiology studies biological cycles or rhythms. Circadian rhythms are critical for the maintenance of cellular and psychophysiological health. Many health problems are affected by the time of day. For example, the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) including joint pain and … Continue reading

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Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia Syndrome, and Sleep Quality

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) often have poor sleep quality (Ulus et al., 2012; Nicassio et al., 2014). For example, in a study of 107 patients, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was found to be associated with the … Continue reading

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