Sleep Apnea

Clarence Ward
Core 3

1 and 5 adults has mild OSA and 1 and 5 has moderate or severe OSA or sleep apnea 1/3 of the population over age is at risk

1: Sleep Apnea is due to recurrent episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep.
2: Collapsibility can be increased by underlying anatonic alterations or distubances in upper airway neuromusclar
3: obesity and particularly central adiposity are potent risk factors of sleep apnea
4: a variety of behavioral, pharmacological, and surgical approaches to weight may be of benefit
5: wight loss reduces upper airway collapsibility during sleep

Title of article
Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea

Alan R. Schwartz

Date Publish
February 2008

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