Last week was National Stress Out Week, so I am sorry that I am just posting about it now. I didn’t receive an email talking about National Stress Out Week (November 11 – 17th) unitl Saturday, November 17th. Kind of late then to raise awareness!
The National Fibromyalgia Association was selected as a co-sponsor for the annual event that is presented by the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. This year’s program highlighted the connection between anxiety and sleep, which are common problems for people with Fibromyalgia and CFS.
The NFA claims from a recent survery that nearly 40% of Fibromyalgia patients suffer from anxiety and one of the most severe symptoms of FM listed was nonrestorative sleep.
Jerilyn Ross, president and CEO of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, said:
Undiagnosed and untreated anxiety disorders can adversely affect peoples lives in many areas, including their sleep. The good news is that they are highly treatable.
Anxiety disorders affect nearly 40 million adults and is the most common psychiatric illness in the United States.
To take a stress disorder test, you can click on the link below and find out! Of course, you should always see a doctor to get a proper diagnosis: