Sleep and PTSD
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 17, Number 4, April 2019
Michael McCarthy, MD
Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego.
Dr. McCarthy has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Insomnia is different in PTSD. Some of that is explained by the symptoms of PTSD, such as nightmares, hyperarousal, anxiety, and physical restlessness. But there’s another thing we’re seeing that isn’t as obvious: sleep apnea.