Sleep Disturbances as Nontraditional Risk Factors for Development and Progression of CKD: Review of the Evidence
American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 06/26/2012
Turek NF et al. – The negative impact of sleep disorders on vascular compliance and endothelial function also may have a deleterious effect on chronic kidney disease (CKD). Sleep disturbances therefore may represent a novel risk factor for the development and progression of CKD. Optimizing sleep duration and quality and treating sleep disorders may reduce the severity and delay the progression of CKD.