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CPAP therapy reduces nightmares in vets with PTSD, OSA

July 10, 2013HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - CPAP therapy may reduce nightmares in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study abstract published recently in an online supplement of the journal SLEEP. Results of the study show the mean number of nightmares per week fell significantly with CPAP use, and reduced nightmare frequency after starting CPAP was best predicted by CPAP compliance. The study involved a retrospective review of medical records to identify OSA...

CPAP Therapy, Nightmares, PTSD, Veteran

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