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GERD Affects Sleep and Next-Day Performance

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Oct 23, 2010 9:36:00 AM

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD is well-known to affect sleep patterns and an irregular sleep pattern can lead to poor performance in wake periods. Furthermore, there is a bidirectional relationship between sleep and GERD.  Poor sleep can lead to an exacerbation of GERD and GERD can disturb sleep.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

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