Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea & TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant cause of disability and death in the United States and worldwide. Each year, it is estimated that there are between 1.6 – 3 million cases.  Head injuries are usually caused by falls, motor vehicle accidents, impact from an object or assaults.  There is also increasing awareness of [...]

Sleep Disorders and Gray Matter

According to a new study in the Sleep journal, one element of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea), cortical arousal, is associated with lower gray matter volume in the left frontal pole.  Gray matter is a major component of the CNS, controlling muscle movements and sensory perception.  It undergoes development during childhood and adolescence.  Studies have [...]

Mild Cognitive Impairment Prevalence in Patients with Suspected OSA

One major consequence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea is impaired cognitive functioning.  A recent publishing of the American Thoracic Society shows that a high prevalence of mild cognitive impairment has been reported in patients referred to sleep clinics for suspected OSA.  Side effects of OSA include decreased blood oxygen saturation, and conscious or [...]

How Does ADHD Relate to Sleep Disorder?

Studies have shown that individuals with ADHD symptoms are more susceptible to the effects of sleep deprivation (and therefore sleep disorders like OSA).  ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is categorized by inattention, emotional instability, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity. The symptoms do vary from person to person, which is why researchers continue to investigate [...]

The Importance of Sleep for the Glymphatic Systems

The glymphatic system has further added to the notion that sleep disorders and circadian disruption may cause (or speed up) age-related brain diseases such as dementia.  The glymphatic system, which is most active during sleep, is a highly organized cerebrospinal fluid transport system.  It transfers excess interspatial fluid and protein from the [...]

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