Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sleep Disorders are High in the South

A recent study found that "Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and West Virginia had the highest rates of sleep disturbance and daytime fatigue"

I suspect that the high rate of sleep disturbance and fatigue in the south is due to obesity, a major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/02/24/southerners-sleepiest-in-us-study-says/#ixzz1nOmzb4lX

I will try to post a link to the actual research study later. As a southern sleep doctor (currently licensed in Mississippi and Alabama, formerly licensed in West Virginia), this topic is of concern to me.

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