Sleep disordered breathing in an elderly community-living population: Relationship to cardiac function, insomnia symptoms and daytime sleepiness.

@article{Johansson2009SleepDB,
  title={Sleep disordered breathing in an elderly community-living population: Relationship to cardiac function, insomnia symptoms and daytime sleepiness.},
  author={Peter Johansson and Urban Alehagen and Eva Svanborg and Ulf Dahlstr{\"o}m and Anders Brostr{\"o}m},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 9},
  pages={1005-11}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and its relationship to systolic function, different insomnia symptoms as well as excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in elderly community-living people. This has not been investigated previously. METHOD Three hundred thirty-one subjects (71-87 years) healthy enough to be independently living in their own homes underwent echocardiographic examinations and sleep respiratory recordings. Questionnaires were used to evaluate… CONTINUE READING