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GERD and insomnia—first degree relatives or distant cousins?

Two population-based studies highlight the detrimental role of night-time GERD symptoms on sleep quality. The studies reinforce the observation that loss of sleep is associated with night-time GERD symptoms, and that sleep loss from GERD is associated with decreased work production, increased use of health-care resources, and an overall reduction in quality of life for patients.

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P.O. Katz is on the speakers bureau for AstraZeneca and Santarus. He is a consultant for AstraZeneca, Horizon Therapeutics, McNeil, Schering-Plough and Takeda, and an adjudicator for Eisai. E. Stein declares no competing interests.

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Stein, E., Katz, P. GERD and insomnia—first degree relatives or distant cousins?. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 7, 8–10 (2010).

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