While the reason for the higher incidence among veterans remains a mystery, some in the medical community believe there may be a correlation between the stressors of war and the high vigilance that comes with PTSD, reports The Recorder.

Seth Kupferschmid, the chief of staff at the Veterans Administration of Central Western Massachusetts believes one reason for the increase in diagnoses is that more veterans are being tested for it. Age, he believes is another factor.

“We have a population that is getting older so they are more likely to develop sleep apnea, and like the general population, some of our veterans are overweight so that contributes to it.”

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