How does Ehlers Danlos affect sleep? Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a collagenic disease that has often been associated with different types of sleep disorders ranging from insomnia to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). EDS usually has associated fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness (ES), thus narcolepsy should be excluded as a cause.
Can EDS cause paralysis? EDS and Bladder or Bowel Problems
Any abnormalities in the connective tissues can disrupt how the bowel works leading to motility issues and constipation, plus in extreme cases paralysis of the digestive tract known as ‘gastroparesis’.
What is EDS related to sleep? EDS patients are known to suffer from significant sleep problems and excessive daytime sleepiness. EDS-features such as increased pharyngeal collapsibility have been proposed to cause obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), however this has not been investigated.
Can Ehlers Danlos cause neurological problems? Neurological and spinal manifestations of EDS that can become manifest in these patients can include cervicogenic headache, migraine, cerebrospinal fluid hyper- or hypotension, Chiari malformation, and atlantoaxial/craniocervical instability .