AASM & SRS Urge U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs to Focus on Sleep Disorders in Gulf War Veterans

This week a representative of the AASM and the Sleep Research Society (SRS) appeared before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses and submitted a letter urging the Committee to focus on sleep care research associated with the nation’s veterans. The letter noted the prevalence of sleep complaints and sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in Gulf War veterans and explained that the role of sleep disruption as a modifiable risk factor of PTSD in Gulf War illnesses remains scarcely investigated. The letter requested that the Committee “consider including specific language on the critical role of sleep research and sleep care in improving health consequences when providing advice and making recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on strategies relating to research into the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Gulf War.”

2011-03-04T00:00:00+00:00 March 4th, 2011|Advocacy|