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GERD and sleep disorders often go hand in glove



Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is fertile soil for medical and psychiatric comorbid conditions, with sleep disorders leading the way, according to Maurice M. Ohayon, MD, who presented the findings of a longitudinal, population-based study on GERD and its "fellow travelers" at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, and restless legs syndrome were among the most prevalent comorbidities of GERD. However, one sleep disorder symptom was reported to be a problem in up to 46% of those with the digestive disease. To learn more, see Family Practice News at:

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