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Why Kidney Failure Patients Cannot Sleep Well At Night

2015-08-03 08:05

Why Kidney Failure Patients Cannot Sleep Well At NightPeople with kidney failure often have trouble in sleep. Your physical and mental health can contribute to your sleep problems. There are some common causes for sleep problem in kidney failure patients.

1. Restless leg syndrome (RLS)

When the legs are at rest, restless leg syndrome often occurs. The sensation varies from patient to patient. It can be irritating, itchy or painful. Iron deficiency, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, diabetes and certain medications can cause restless leg syndrome. RLS is a common cause for disrupting sleep.

2. Inadequate dialysis clearance

Too much waste in the blood can cause you to feel ill and uncomfortable. This could make you sleep difficult. If you are on peritoneal dialysis, your doctor will test your dialysate to make sure it is pulling enough toxins and wastes from your body.

3. Skin itching

Kidneys remove wastes from the bloodstream. When the kidneys fail, the buildup of wastes in your body can lead to itchy skin. Itchy skin is another cause of sleep problem.

4. Frequent urination at night

Kidneys are responsible for making urine, so when kidneys are failing, the urine may change. You have to get up at night to urinate, which also affects your sleep quality.

Actually from the above, we can see damaged kidney is the radical cause of poor sleep quality in kidney failure patients. If kidney function can be improved, restless leg syndrome, inadequate dialysis clearance, itchy skin and frequent urination at night can all be alleviated. Thus sleep quality can be improved radically and effectively. The medicines to improve kidney function are natural Chinese medicines which can expand blood vessels, inhibit inflammation and coagulation, degrade extracellular matrix and provide nutrients. In this way, damaged kidneys can be repaired to a certain extent and kidney function will gradually be improved.

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