The percentage of a cohort of female active duty Service members referred for a sleep study who were diagnosed with obstructive sleep disorder (OSA), according to a recent article in the journal Military Medicine -- An Initial Report of Sleep Disorders in Women in the U.S. Military.
The researchers found this intriguing because the female Service members in this cohort did not manifest "the typical signs of obesity or increased age" that contribute to a diagnosis of OSA. According to the researchers, "The reasons for this finding are not completely understood, though factors related to military service may potentially contribute."
Throughout the month of April, we'll be highlighting efforts to improve the sleep lives of Service members and Veterans. Visit our Sleep Spotlight page here for info, blog postings, resources, training events and more!