More severe hypoxemia is associated with better subjective sleep quality in obstructive sleep apnea

@inproceedings{Wu2015MoreSH,
  title={More severe hypoxemia is associated with better subjective sleep quality in obstructive sleep apnea},
  author={Meng-ni Wu and Chiou-Lian Lai and Ching-Kuan Liu and Li-Min Liou and Chen-Wen Yen and Sharon Chia-Ju Chen and Cheng-Fang Hsieh and Sun-Wung Hsieh and Feng-Cheng Lin and Chung-Yao Hsu},
  booktitle={BMC pulmonary medicine},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Perceived sleep quality may play an important role in diagnosis and therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, few studies have assessed factors that are associated with perceived sleep quality in OSA patients. Hypoxemia depresses the central nervous system and attenuates the perceived respiratory load in asthmatic patients. This study aimed to investigate the factors related to perceived sleep quality, focusing on the role of hypoxemia. METHODS Polysomnography studies of… CONTINUE READING
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