A new study of young U.S. veterans shows that the probability of having a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increased with increasing severity of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. Results published in the May issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine show that 69.2 percent of participants had a high risk for sleep apnea, and this risk increased with PTSD symptom severity. According to the authors, younger veterans with PTSD are rarely screened for sleep apnea and frequently remain undiagnosed.
Read the study in JCSM: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among OEF/OIF/OND Veterans
Read the press release: Study finds high risk of sleep apnea in young veterans with PTSD