What Are The Connections Between PTSD and Sleep Apnea?

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I have sleep apnea and my CPAP is the type that adjusrs it self depending on the pressure I need on each breath .I also have service connected PTSD, and often I have nightmares or flash backs in my sleep .how do I explain this to the veterans admid.
All Veterans coming to VA for the first time are screened for the presence of symptoms of PTSD and depression. Try call this number: Health Care: 1-877-222-VETS (8387)
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I have sleep apnea and my CPAP is the type that adjusrs it self depending on the pressure I need on each breath .I also have service connected PTSD, and often I have nightmares or flash backs in my sleep .how do I explain this to the veterans admid.
All Veterans coming to VA for the first time are screened for the presence of symptoms of PTSD and depression. Try call this number: Health Care: 1-877-222-VETS (8387)
According to a research conducted on 195 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans with PTSD, about 69% of veterans with PTSD are at a high risk for sleep apnea, which is a sleep disorder causing a person to repeatedly stop and start breathing.
Can you provide a citation for the source of the research? Otherwise the data is useless.
Sorry for the late response.

Here's the article: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4410924/.
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