Study finds rising prevalence of sleep disorders among U.S. veterans

A study published in the July issue of the journal SLEEP characterizes secular trends in diagnosed sleep disorders among nearly 10 million veterans seeking care in U.S. Veterans Health Administration facilities from 2000 to 2010. Results show that sleep apnea (47%) and insomnia (26%) were the most common diagnoses among patients with any sleep disorder, and there was a six-fold relative increase in total sleep disorder prevalence over the study period.

Read the study in SLEEP – The National Veteran Sleep Disorder Study: Descriptive Epidemiology and Secular Trends, 2000–2010

Read the commentary in SLEEP – What to do about the Growing Number of Veterans with Diagnosed Sleep Disorders

2016-07-07T00:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Research|