AASM shares study on Sleep Education website about untreated sleep apnea & fatigue in MS

From “Study links untreated sleep apnea to fatigue in MS patients” by Patrick Murray at sleepeducation.com:

“Untreated sleep apnea may be contributing to MS patients’ debilitating fatigue. Findings from a new study show that people with MS have a heightened risk for sleep apnea. Patients with MS who have fatigue or any of the other common symptoms of sleep apnea should be evaluated for the sleep disorder.

The study, which was published in the February issue of Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, looked at the prevalence of sleep apnea in MS patients.

More than half of the MS patients included in the study had symptoms which indicated a high risk for sleep apnea. One out of every five had already been diagnosed with the sleep disorder.”

To read the full article, visit the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Sleep Education website at http://www.sleepeducation.com/news/2014/02/20/study-links-untreated-sleep-apnea-to-fatigue-in-ms-patients

You can view the original study abstract from the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine here.

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