Comorbid Sleep Apnoea Disorder Blamed For potentially counter-productive hypnotic medication prescriptions
A head stomping study has recently just found that almost all men plagued with a sleeping disorder popularly know as sleep apnoea disorder and insomnia have a higher prevalence and severity of depressive symptoms than any other men diagnosed with sleep apnea or insomnia on it’s on.
An argument has also been made that “Primary carers need to realize that insomnia and sleep apnea commonly occur together and are strongly associated with poor mental health outcomes,” says Carol Lang, PhD, lead author of the Respirology study, in a release. “Correct and efficient diagnosis of sleep apnea and insomnia will improve recognition of this comorbid disorder and may avoid potentially counter-productive hypnotic medication prescription in many men.”
In the report, Dr Carol says Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and insomnia coexist in clinical populations but prevalence in the community and risk factors remain largely unknown.
While this may be the correct observation by experts of all walks of expertise, it is also apparent that the adverse of poor sleep leads into other severe healthy issues and disorders. In another related report, the study noted that it’s preliminary results from that new study showed overwhelmingly that depressed patients with insomnia who sleep seven or more hours per night are more likely to benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and achieve depression remission.
Results show that when insomnia and depression co-occur, longer pre-treatment objective sleep duration is predictive of remission of both disorders when patients are given a combination of CBT-I for insomnia and antidepressant medication for depression.
“A seven-hour, objective sleep duration of patients prior to entering treatment increased their chances of achieving both depression and insomnia remission by their treatment endpoints,” says lead author and co-principal investigator Jack D. Edinger, PhD, professor in the Section of Sleep Medicine at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colo, in a release.
African Americans are the worst offenders when it comes sleep quality but also with reporting sleep apnea and insomnia. The report indicates that African Americans rarely get diagnosed with either problem, even when the severity of the two sleep disorders are likely to affect their health.