Insomnia with Sleep Apnea: A New Syndrome

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Science  31 Aug 1973:
Vol. 181, Issue 4102, pp. 856-858
DOI: 10.1126/science.181.4102.856


A new clinical syndrome, sleep apnea associated with insomnia, has been characterized. Repeated episodes of apnea occur during sleep. Onset of respiration is associated with general arousal and often complete awakening, with a resultant loss of sleep. An important clinical implication is that patients complaining only of insomnia may be suffering from this syndrome.

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