Originally at: https://sleephub.com.au/podcast-37/
Episode 37: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Symptoms of tiredness, fatigue and sleepiness are common in chronic fatigue syndrome. How can these symptoms be addressed and sleep improved in people with fatigue syndromes? In this episode we tackle these questions with the help of Nathan Butler of Active Health Clinic.
Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk, talking all things sleep.
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Audio Timeline / Chapters:
00:00 – 01:40 Introduction
- 01:40 – 26:43 Theme – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- 26:43 – 27:28 Clinical Tip
- 27:28 – 34:07 Pick of the Month
- 34:07 – 35:05 What’s Coming Up?
Next episode: Sleep in Pregnancy
Links mentioned in the podcast:
- Parliamentary Inquiry in to Sleep Health
- Active Health Clinic
- Emerge Australia
- Let it go – Podcast episode
- 2019 ME/CFS International Research Symposium
- Proposed Mental Health changes – Health Report
- Insomnia Disorder Subtypes – Lancet Psychiatry
- Active Health Clinic Wellness Tribe
Nathan Butler is an accredited exercise physiologist with over 15 years experience working as the coordinator of specialist inpatient and outpatient programs at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne and at the Royal Free Hospital in London in the areas of CFS as well as cardiac, respiratory and orthopaedic rehabilitation. Whilst in the UK Nathan was involved in the PACE study which investigated treatment modalities for CFS and the study was recently published in the Lancet. In 2008 Nathan established Active Health Clinic with his values of long term self management through knowledge, compassion and trust leading to Active Health Clinic being a leader in it’s field.
Dr Moira Junge is a health psychologist working in the sleep field, who has considerable experience working with people with sleeping difficulties in a multidisciplinary practice using a team-based approach. Moira is actively involved with the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and a board member of the Sleep Health Foundation. She has presented numerous workshops for psychologists and is involved with Monash University with teaching and supervision commitments. She is one of the founders and clinic directors at Yarraville Health Group which was established in 1998. In addition to her expertise in sleep disorders, her other areas of interest and expertise include smoking cessation, psychological adjustment to chronic illness, and grief and loss issues.
Dr David Cunnington is a sleep physician and director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, and co-founder and contributor to SleepHub. David trained in sleep medicine both in Australia and in the United States, at Harvard Medical School, and is certified as both an International Sleep Medicine Specialist and International Behavioural Sleep Medicine Specialist. David’s clinical practice covers all areas of sleep medicine and he is actively involved in training health professionals in sleep. David is a regular media commentator on sleep, both in traditional media and social media. David’s recent research has been in the area of non-drug, psychologically-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness in managing insomnia, restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders.
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