Cerebral perfusion during sleep-disordered breathing.

Snoring, a leading symptom of the sleep apnoea syndrome (SAS), has been reported to be one of the risk factors for sleep-related cerebral strokes. Episodes of apnoea are accompanied by hypoxaemia as well as hypercapnia. As CO2 constitute a major regulatory factor controlling cerebral blood flow, it is likely that changes in cerebral perfusion are to be… CONTINUE READING