Help Veterans with PTSD Put Sleep Apnea to Rest
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine urges U.S. House legislators to co-sponsor House Resolution 46, which expresses support for soldiers and veterans with obstructive sleep apnea and PTSD.
This bipartisan resolution is being sponsored by Rep. Sam Graves, Member of the House Committee on Armed Services; Rep. Timothy Walz, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; Rep. Sanford Bishop, Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus; Rep. Scott Peters, member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee; and Rep. Peter Roskam. The resolution also has received support from the American Legion.
The purpose of the resolution is to:
- Raise public awareness of obstructive sleep apnea, especially for U.S. soldiers and veterans
- Support access to care for soldiers and veterans who have a sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea
- Encourage soldiers and veterans to seek and maintain healthy sleep habits both during and after active duty
- Promote continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy as a viable treatment for sleep apnea in patients with PTSD