Just Read Something Interesting

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Mikie, Feb 14, 2003.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    While looking up some info on Provigil for a response here, I came across the info that when animals are "tortured with sleep deprivation, they will die of bacterial infections."

    What this means is that when we are sleep deprived, our immune systems cannot protect us against infections of opportunity. Now, I think we all know this, but obviously animals were put to the test and died if they were unable to sleep. It made me sick when I read it.

    Love, Mikie
  2. joannie1

    joannie1 New Member

    This is really something isn't it. I hate to hear how they use animals although i know it has to be done it is still sad.
    Thanks for the info Mikie.
  3. sb439

    sb439 New Member

    and it greatly upset me - not that our immunesystem suffers, but that they went about it this way. I don't think it's necessary - except if there are some doctors who think that only when death is the consequence they will prescribe sleeping meds for CFIDS and MFS, and come to think of it, I could think of a few such doctors ...