Study finds high rate of sleep apnea among people with spinal cord injury

A study in the January issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that 77 percent of spinal cord injury patients had symptomatic sleep-disordered breathing, and 92 percent had poor sleep quality. The study also found that the nature of sleep-disordered breathing in patients with spinal cord injury is complex, with a high occurrence of both obstructive and central sleep apnea events. The authors concluded that all spinal cord injury patients should undergo careful assessment for sleep apnea with full polysomnography studies.

2014-01-15T00:00:00+00:00 January 15th, 2014|Research|