Nocturnal pruritus: The battle for a peaceful night’s sleep

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Chronic pruritus is a debilitating condition with numerous etiologies. Many patients suffer from nocturnal pruritus, which can decrease quality of life and affect mortality in hemodialysis patients. Nocturnal pruritus may occur in all sleep stages but is most prevalent in stages N1 and N2. Further research is needed to elucidate the pathophysiology of nocturnal itch, which will aid in the development of tailored management strategies.




Lavery, M. J., Stull, C., Kinney, M. O., & Yosipovitch, G. (2016, March 22). Nocturnal pruritus: The battle for a peaceful night’s sleep. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. MDPI AG.

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