Science is starting to confirm very wide ranging effects to the nerve damage CMT does, often slowly and over time so it may not be very noticeable for many years.
After the setback of having to do a second Phase 3 clinical trial, Pharnext's ongoing drug trials for PXT3003 show positive results in people with CMT1A.
Studies show CMT tends to come with Disturbed Sleep, Depression, and Reduced Quality of Life. 😞
This post summarizes the scientific research I've absorbed on the subject of CMT and sleep apnea. It's definitely accurate relative to my own experience in the past year or so.
The US-based CMTA (Charcot Marie Tooth Association) has a 12-year-old program called the Strategy to Accelerate Research (STAR) that is actively pursuing the causes and possible cures for CMT. STAR will cover nearly all CMT Type 1s and 2s, including types with as yet unidentified genetic causes.