Life Happens: Sleep, Weight, and Activity in Fibromyalgia

by | Jul 10, 2017 | Fibromyalgia, Patient Education

life happens

Akiko Okifuji, PhD

On July 5, Akiko Okifuji, PhD, presented “Life Happens” at the monthly Bateman Horne Center education meeting.

Dr. Okifuji is a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah. She has been actively conducting clinical research in chronic pain field, particularly in the area of fibromyalgia, for the past 20 years. She is also a clinical psychologist practicing at the University of Utah Pain Management Center.




Fibromyalgia is known to impact all aspects of life, including sleep, weight and activity levels. In this talk, Dr. Okifuji discusses what we know about the impact of these major life factors in fibromyalgia and the latest view on how we may be able to improve them.

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