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Breathing Related Sleep Disorder Research

(Also Known As: Sleep Disorder Research, Sleep Apnea Research, Sleep Disordered Breathing Research, Sleep Apnea Disorder Research, Sleep Breathing Disorders Research, Insomnia Research)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA SYNDROME: RISK FACTOR FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is linked with many cardiovascular diseases in the general population. They are very much connected with each other with evidence that has been gathered for many years. It shows that OSAS is an independent risk factor in systemic arterial hypertension, coronary artery disease and stroke. Other diseases that have been connected with it are pulmonary hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, sudden death during sleep and congestive heart failure. In addition, there are 45-90% of patients who have OSA have systemic hypertension. 9 It has been proven efficient that continuous positive airway pressure in patients with OSAS is the best prevention along with treatment. 8

RELATION OF BREATHING-RELATED SLEEP DISORDER ON MOOD DEPRESSION

Studies show that there is a relationship between breathing-related sleep disorder and depressive disorders in the general population. There are about 18% of individuals with a major depressive disorder diagnosis that also have a DSM-IV breathing-related sleep disorders diagnosis, and 17.6% of people with a DSM-IV breathing-related sleep disorders diagnosis have a major depressive disorder diagnosis as well. There are 800 out of 100,000 persons who possess both breathing-related sleep disorder and major depressive disorder. 10

Could You Have Breathing Related Sleep Disorder?

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