Persistent neuropsychological deficits and vigilance impairment in sleep apnea syndrome after treatment with continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP).

@article{Bedard1993PersistentND,
  title={Persistent neuropsychological deficits and vigilance impairment in sleep apnea syndrome after treatment with continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP).},
  author={M. A. Bedard and Jacques Y. Montplaisir and Jacques Malo and François Richer and Isabelle Rouleau},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  year={1993},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={330-41}
}
The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is characterized by nocturnal sleep disturbance, excessive daytime sleepiness and neuropsychological deficits in the areas of memory, attention, and executive tasks. In the present study, these clinical manifestations were assessed in apneic patients before and 6 months after treatment with nasally applied continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). CPAP treatment was found to restore normal respiration during sleep and to normalize sleep organization… CONTINUE READING

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