Sussex Argus – February

zoegottsA charity which supports people with the debilitating condition ME has welcomed new research into the sleep element of the illness. Zoe Gotts has shown that napping, particularly in the afternoon, is associated with poorer cognitive functioning and more daytime sleepiness in people with the condition. She recently spoke at a conference organised by the Sussex ME Society at Hove Town Hall. Society chairman Colin Barton said, “this study is the first to examine directly the precise relationship between sleep and physical and mental functioning in ME and the impact of daytime napping. Poorer overall performance following a nap is often reported by members of our organisation and it’s good that researchers are now looking into this.”