Comorbid insomnia and apnoea ‘ups mortality risk’

More research is needed on the optimum treatment for patients with this combination of disorders, the researchers say

Older adults who have both insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea have much higher rates of all-cause death and heart disease than those with neither disorder, an Australian study shows.

The Flinders University-led team say their findings make clear that these medical conditions should be investigated in tandem to ensure tailored treatments and optimal patient outcomes.