The Effect of Vestibular Rehabilitation on Sleep Disturbance in Patients With Chronic Dizziness

Sugaya, N. et al. (2017) Acta Oto-Laryngologica. 137 (3) pp.275-278


Objective: The present study investigated prospectively the effects of intervention for dizziness (vestibular rehabilitation) on sleep disturbance, and the relationship between improvements in dizziness symptoms and improvements in sleep disturbance after the intervention.

Conclusions: Improvement in sleep, emotional distress, and health-related quality-of-life (QoL) accompanied the improvement in dizziness symptoms after vestibular rehabilitation. Persistent sleep disturbance could prevent improvements in self-perceived handicap due to chronic dizziness and anxiety.

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