A GP guide to comorbid insomnia and sleep apnoea

Insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea often coexist - it's important to identify and treat both conditions to ensure positive outcomes

Need to know:

  • Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and insomnia often coexist — a comorbidity that is known as COMISA.
  • Studies show a high overlap between the two conditions.
  • Traditionally, the two conditions have been viewed as distinct entities; however, they may be interrelated.
  • It is important to consider both in patients who present with sleep