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Sleep and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Sleep complaints are quite common in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, as well as other gastrointestinal disorders including gastroesophageal reflux disease. Estimates of the incidence of sleep complaints in IBS patients range from approximately 30-70%. Lethargy and daytime fatigue, which are common side effects of sleep disturbances, seem to also be common complaints in IBS patients. In fact, there have been several studies which have attempted to relate gastrointestinal symptoms in IBS patients to sleep disturbances and vice versa.

Topics: Fact Sheet, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

About the Author

  • William C. Orr, PhD

    Lynn Health Science Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK

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