The Sleep and Human Health Institute (SHHI) received a grant to conduct a study on the occurrence of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with chronic insomnia. The study will examine randomly selected patients seeking care at primary clinics—unlike many other studies of its kind that use sleep center cohorts.

“This opportunity will clarify whether sleep apnea is a common problem often overlooked in chronic insomnia patients,” says principal investigator Barry Krakow, MD, medical director of the SHHI. “We’ll be using the latest respiratory technology to more accurately measure breathing, and we hypothesize that more than half of the chronic insomnia patients will suffer from previously undiagnosed sleep apnea.”