Sleep disorders in veterans with traumatic brain injury

Takeaway

  • Veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at an increased risk of developing sleep disorders. Early identification and prevention strategies for sleep disorders after TBI are an unmet need and would be critical for improving long-term outcomes in patients with TBI.

Why this matters

  • Sleep complaints are common in people with TBI and significantly impairs quality of life and the rehabilitation process. However, few studies have examined the association between TBI and clinically-diagnosed sleep disorders.

  • In order to develop targeted prevention and management strategies, it is essential to understand the long-term risk of different sleep disorders.