Nasal CPAP improves the quality of life and lessens the depressive symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

@article{Kawahara2005NasalCI,
  title={Nasal CPAP improves the quality of life and lessens the depressive symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.},
  author={Seiji Kawahara and Tsuneto Akashiba and Toshiki Akahoshi and Takashi Horie},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={422-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess changes in response to nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) concerning excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), depressive state, and quality of life (QOL). PATIENTS AND METHODS We assessed for EDS using the Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS), for mood using The Zung self-depression scale (SDS), and for QOL using Short-Form 36 (SF-36) in 132 patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and control… CONTINUE READING

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