FSGS, or Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, can affect a person's health in several ways. Some people experience fatigue, some develop edema of the eyelids, legs, etc, and some detect foamy or bubbly urine (due to protein in the urine). These problems are caused by damage to the glomeruli. Some people with the disease may have trouble falling a sleep and staying asleep. The physical and mental health can contribute to your lack of sleep.
Common causes for disrupted sleep patterns in FSGS kidney disease patients
include emotion, changes in sleep patterns, restless leg syndrome, and sleep
Patients may stay up at night due to worry, anxiety and sadness. For a person
who is able to fall asleep but then awaken in the early morning hours unable to
return to sleep, he may suffer from clinical depression. Affected persons are
recommended to talk with their doctors.
● Changes in sleep patterns
In some cases, patients may feel more tired than usual, so they tend to fall
asleep earlier than their normal bedtime or nap during the day. This could
affect one's ability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night.
● Restless leg syndrome
Factors like iron deficiency, anemia, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, Diabetes,
allergy medicines, etc may increase FSGS patient's occurrence of this problem.
Some patients will weak up in the middle of the night as a result of
uncomfortable sensation they feel in legs, including itchy or tingly, or may
jerk or move on their own.
● Sleep apnea
This is a sleep disorder that causes one's breathing to be interrupted or
stopped during sleep. Patients with kidney failure may experience the problem.
One sign of apnea is heavy snoring. Though many persons do not remember this
problem, they will often feel tired and drowsy during the day due to their sleep
in interrupted at night.
After find the causes of your lack of sleep, people with FSGS can take
corresponding measures like keep a positive attitude, develop a good living
habit and receive correct treatment for the symptoms. Then, your life quality
can be greatly improved.