(91outcomes.com) - A new study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shows that veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness (GWI) have greater risk for obstructive sleep apnea than similar veterans without the debilitating condition.
The study, led by longstanding VA GWI researcher Dr. Linda Chao, also found that veterans with GWI had significantly greater severity of insomnia and worse sleep quality.
Interestingly, the study found a close correlation between insomnia and severity and GWI status.
The study concluded that its findings provide evidence supporting the need for treating sleep disturbances in GWI patients.
ABSTRACT SOURCE: PubMed, published in Military Medicine, September 18, 2016, Dr. Linda Chao, principal investigator