Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

About The Study

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and insomnia are two common chronic sleep disorders with more than 50% of patients with OSA also suffering from insomnia. The coexistence of these two disorders decreases the efficiency of the “gold standard” treatment for OSA, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as well as the “gold standard” treatment for insomnia is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBTi), which has no impact on OSA. There is thus a need to develop adjunct interventions for this uniquely challenging population. Exercise training has shown benefits for OSA and, to a lesser extent, for insomnia. An intervention combining CBTi and exercise training may thus be uniquely suited for the treatment of coexisting OSA and insomnia. The goal is to study the efficacy of combined CBTi and exercise training (CBTi-Ex) compared to exercise training alone (Ex) in patients with coexisting OSA and chronic insomnia.

You will receive the treatment and a personal exercise training (8 or 16 weeks) for free and up to $50 for your participation.

Your eligibility

  • Diagnosed with OSA

    You have been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and have  problems with falling or staying asleep

  • Night shifts

    You are not working night shifts.

  • Exercise

    You do not have any counterindication to perform exercise training (three time a week)

  • Not Currently Pregnant

    You are not currently pregnant or breast feeding.