interviews Matthew Buman, PhD, assistant professor, SNHP Exercise & Wellness, at Arizona State University on a study about lack of physical activity and sleep problems.

Dr. Buman: In addition to standard risk factors (weight, daytime sleepiness) for OSA and sleep difficulties, sitting should be considered as another potential factor. Given the many other negative health impacts that excessive sitting may have, patients should consider reducing their overall sitting (and TV viewing in particular) to improve overall health and potential lower risk for sleep problems.