Patients with psoriasis may have poor sleep quality and are at markedly increased risk for insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, and restless legs syndrome, new research shows. (Sleep Breath. e-pub March 2019) Researchers suggest that patients with psoriasis require evaluation for conditions that affect sleep.

Findings come from an analysis of 60 patients with psoriasis and 60 sex-matched controls. Based on assessment of multiple independent measures, there were statistically significant and clinically relevant increases in incidence of day-time sleepiness, poor sleep quality, insomnia, sleep apnea, and restless legs syndrome among psoriasis patients, compared to controls.