Harvard Mental Health Letter

Beating the blues by treating sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea and depression: Treating the sleep problem may boost mood.

About one in five people with depression also suffers from a sleep-related breathing disorder, most often obstructive sleep apnea. What's more, a large European study has reported that people diagnosed with depression were about five times as likely as people without depression to have a sleep-related breathing disorder.

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