Treatment of OSA with CPAP Is Associated with Improvement in PTSD Symptoms among Veterans.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common among veterans of the military, with sleep disturbance as a hallmark manifestation. A growing body of research has suggested a link between obstructive sleep apnea and PTSD, potentially due to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) related sleep disruption, or via other mechanisms. We examined the hypothesis that treatment of OSA with positive airway pressure would reduce PTSD symptoms over 6 months.
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Evidence-Based Design Meets Evidence-Based Medicine: The Sound Sleep Study
National healthcare quality surveys have found that noise in hospitals is an urgent oncern. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the impact of hospital noise on all stages of human sleep by developing sleep arousal probability threshold curves for specific hospital-based sounds.