Insomnia from Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Researchers describe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and insomnia, two sleep disorders that co-occur frequently and involve clinical features and associations that are distinct from the separate conditions, and are treatable. OSA, which affects about 10% to 20% of middle- to older-aged adults, is characterized by the repeated obstruction of the upper airway during sleep that leads to complete cessation (apnea) or reduction (hyperpnea) of airflow, occurring irrespective of continued ventilatory effort.

Reference: Ong JC, Crawford MR. Insomnia and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep Med Clin. 2013 Sep 1;8(3):389-398. doi: 10.1016/j.jsmc.2013.04.004. PMID: 24015117; PMCID: PMC3763954.

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