Another Strong Link Between PTSD and Sleep Apnea

Here’s a not too surprising study about post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) in veterans: 54% of PTSD patients who underwent formal sleep studies were found to have obstructive sleep apnea. This is much higher than what’s normally expected (about 20%). There are numerous reports of veterans with severe PTSD that are eventually found to have obstructive […]

9/11 And Obstructive Sleep Apnea

As I was riding the subway, I noticed an ad by the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation promoting services for victims of the World Trade Enter disaster on  9/11. It asked about common symptoms that are seen after this tragedy, including chronic upper respiratory or breathing problems, poor sleep, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic […]

PTSD, Sleep Apnea, & Dementia

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has gained a lot of attention recently, especially in light of so many war veterans coming home with this debilitating disorder. In a recent study involving over 10,000 subjects, researchers found that the risk of dementia later in life for soldiers with PTSD was twice that of people who didn’t […]