Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Depression – Pathophysiology & Management

Posted on:October 8, 2021
Last Updated: October 9, 2021
Time to read: 12–14 minutes

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder with a prevalence of approximately 20% in the general population.

OSA is defined as >5 apnea events per hour of sleep with 5-14 apneas classified as mild OSA, 15-29 as moderate OSA and ≥30 as severe OSA.
OSA increases many adverse clinical outcomes. [Punjabi, 2008], [Ejaz et al., 2011]

 

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