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Sleep apnea causes work disability

A new publication from BTR published in European Respiratory Journal shows that symptoms of sleep apnea causes both sick leave and permanent work disability. The findings are based on data from the Hordaland Health Study (HUSK) linked with official registry data from the National Insurance Administration.

Reference: Sivertsen B, Overland S, Glozier N, Bjorvatn B, Mæland J, Mykletun A. The effect of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome on sick leave and work disability. European Respiratory Journal 2008; 32, 1497-1503.

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