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May 11, 2009

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You wrote how low pressure cause apnea. But - in rainy days with low pressure quality and lenght of sleep is normally better.
When it is high pressure and so summer warm weather insomnia is more common.
How do you please explain this? What is key parameter, air pressure, or temperature, or lenght of day or...

I KNOW my fibromyalgia and now my RA are made worse by stormy weather. The problem is, not every storm causes the problems. I think, at least for me, it is a storm system that involves sudden changes in barometric pressure. I've been tracking my flares for the past 3 years, and a storm system with sudden drop in pressure is more likely to be associated with an acute flare, while a storm system with a rise in pressure is more likely to be associated with a less acute, but longer lasting flare. Interestingly, my husband's angina is somewhat related to weather changes, also.

Came across this great video on sleep you might enjoy:
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/05/13/fastdraw/entry5011258.shtml

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