Research finds that adults with obesity who underwent gastric bypass surgery were twice as likely to initiate or increase their use of sleep medications in the 3 years after the procedure versus matched adults who initiated intensive lifestyle modification instead of surgery, reports Healio.

“Obesity has been associated with sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia and restless leg syndrome,” Winda L. Ng, BMedSc, a PhD student in the department of epidemiology and preventive medicine at Monash University, Australia, and colleagues wrote.