Basal sympathetic predominance in periodic limb movements in sleep with obstructive sleep apnea.

@article{Wu2015BasalSP,
  title={Basal sympathetic predominance in periodic limb movements in sleep with obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Meng-ni Wu and Chiou-Lian Lai and Ching-Kuan Liu and Chen-Wen Yen and Li-Min Liou and Cheng-Fang Hsieh and Ming-Ju Tsai and Sharon C-J Chen and Chung-Yao Hsu},
  journal={Journal of sleep research},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={
          722-9
        }
}
Because the impact of periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS) is controversial, no consensus has been reached on the therapeutic strategy for PLMS in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). To verify the hypothesis that PLMS is related to a negative impact on the cardiovascular system in OSA patients, this study investigated the basal autonomic regulation by heart rate variability (HRV) analysis. Sixty patients with mild-to-moderate OSA who underwent polysomnography (PSG) and completed sleep… CONTINUE READING
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