A sleep study performed on fibro vs nonfibro patients.
The brain creates alpha waves while it is awake, Rosenfeld said. He detected alpha waves in the vast majority of fibromyalgia patients but did not in those without fibromyalgia.
“Even though people with fibromyalgia are technically asleep, their brain waves look more like they’re awake,” Rosenfeld said. “In essence, people with fibromyalgia are pulling an all-nighter every single night.”
...“Fibromyalgia patients have a bewildering array of symptoms, so they’ll typically go see many types of doctors,” Rosenfeld said. “Now we can easily and quickly identify the condition and save millions of dollars potentially from wasted time and diagnoses.”