It appears that certain poor sleep parameters may be risk factors for or effects of glaucoma, according to a cross-sectional study involving nearly 6,800 individuals.
Participants were from the 2005 to 2008 NHANES Survey, were ≥40 years of age, and completed a sleep survey. Investigators looked at the impact of sleep duration, sleep latency, sleep disorders, sleep disturbances, sleep medication use, and daytime dysfunction due to sleepiness on glaucoma and visual field defects (VFDs). Among the results:
Qiu M, MD*, Ramulu P, Boland M. Association between sleep parameters and glaucoma in the United States population J Glaucoma. 2019 Feb;28(2):97-104 doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001169.