Sleep Apnea And Depression

OSA may affect more than 50% individuals over the age of 65 while depressive symptoms may be encountered in as much as 26% of a random community population of the elderly (4). As in adults apnea may have a profound effect on the pediatric age group as well (47,48) but may be difficult to recognize due to the subtle nature of the disorder, lack of daytime sleepiness, behavior problems including inattention, hyperactivity, and aggressiveness suggestive of attention-deficit hyper-activity disorder. In clinical practice the presence of depressive symptoms in patients with OSA are often noted and treated pharmacologically. On the other hand, the possibility of sleep apnea is not considered routinely in the evaluation of the depressed patient.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Have You Been Told Over And Over Again That You Snore A Lot, But You Choose To Ignore It? Have you been experiencing lack of sleep at night and find yourself waking up in the wee hours of the morning to find yourself gasping for air?

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