Disturbed sleep and musculoskeletal pain in the bed partner of patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

@article{Smith2009DisturbedSA,
  title={Disturbed sleep and musculoskeletal pain in the bed partner of patients with obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Anna Karla A. Smith and S{\^o}nia M Togeiro and Sergio Tufik and Suely Roizenblatt},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 8},
  pages={
          904-12
        }
}
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been recognized as a distressing experience to the female partner, but a causal association remains controversial. Furthermore, a growing body of evidence supports a relationship of distress and sleep disruptions with musculoskeletal pain, also prevalent in middle-aged women. To test the hypothesis that sharing a bed with an OSA man may contribute to manifestations of distress and impaired sleep, we conducted a case-control study of 17 OSA wives and… CONTINUE READING

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