Effect of sleep apnea on cognition and mood

  title={Effect of sleep apnea on cognition and mood},
  author={B. El-Ad and P. Lavie},
  journal={International Review of Psychiatry},
  pages={277 - 282}
  • B. El-Ad, P. Lavie
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • International Review of Psychiatry
  • Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common disorder in adults and children, which is characterized by repetitive transient reversible upper airway obstructions during sleep. Due to disrupted sleep architecture and intermittent hypoxemia, OSAS leads to impaired daytime functioning in various neuropsychological and affective domains. The most common abnormalities are executive dysfunction, impaired vigilance, depression, and possibly anxiety and, in children, hyperactivity. Optimal… CONTINUE READING
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