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Many US soldiers suffer from sleep apnea and insomnia
Many US soldiers suffer from sleep apnea and insomnia

(February 1, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Washington  - A significant amount of US military personnel suffer from sleep disorders, according to a study published in SLEEP. Resaerchers reviewed data on over 700 polysomnograms that were performed on active military personnel. Nearly all of participants were men and 85% were combat veterans. Results showed that 58% of participants had at least one medical comorbidity--the most common of which were depression, anxiety, PTSD, and mild TBI. 1/4 of individuals were taking pain medications. Those who suffered from PTSD were at 2x increased risk of insomnia, and those with depression or pain were 1.5x more likely to have the condition. Overall, 51% of participants suffered from obstructive sleep apnea and nearly 1/4 suffered from insomnia.

 
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