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Psychiatric and psychological complications in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Piotr Gałecki, Antoni Florkowski, Krzysztof Zboralski, Tadeusz Pietras, Janusz Szemraj, Monika Talarowska
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2011;79(1):26-31.

open access

Vol 79, No 1 (2011)
REVIEWS
Published online: 2010-12-28
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

It is estimated, that symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) affect 2 to 4% of the middle-aged population and their prevalence increases with age (over 50% people aged 65 and older suffer from OSAS). Among risk factors of OSAS we can distinguish: the male sex, race, overweight and obesity, thyroid hypofunction, age and alcohol abuse.
Obstructive sleep apnea results in the absence (apnea) or reduction (hypopnea) of airflow lasting at least 10 s despite normal respiratory exertion. The apnea and hypopnea result in decreased oxygen saturation levels in the blood (hypoxemia). A number of consequences of OSAS can appear including: disruption of the sleep cycle, fragmentation of the sleep cycle, sleepiness, fatigue, headaches, cognitive impairments, irritability and mood disturbance, the higher risk of accidents at work and car accidents, the decrease of the quality of life and the higher risk of cardiovascular diseases. Besides various psychiatric and psychological complications presented in this review can occur in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Pneumonol. Alergol. Pol. 2011; 79, 1: 26-31

Abstract

It is estimated, that symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) affect 2 to 4% of the middle-aged population and their prevalence increases with age (over 50% people aged 65 and older suffer from OSAS). Among risk factors of OSAS we can distinguish: the male sex, race, overweight and obesity, thyroid hypofunction, age and alcohol abuse.
Obstructive sleep apnea results in the absence (apnea) or reduction (hypopnea) of airflow lasting at least 10 s despite normal respiratory exertion. The apnea and hypopnea result in decreased oxygen saturation levels in the blood (hypoxemia). A number of consequences of OSAS can appear including: disruption of the sleep cycle, fragmentation of the sleep cycle, sleepiness, fatigue, headaches, cognitive impairments, irritability and mood disturbance, the higher risk of accidents at work and car accidents, the decrease of the quality of life and the higher risk of cardiovascular diseases. Besides various psychiatric and psychological complications presented in this review can occur in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Pneumonol. Alergol. Pol. 2011; 79, 1: 26-31
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Keywords

obstructive sleep apnea syndrome; psychiatry; psychology

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Title

Psychiatric and psychological complications in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 79, No 1 (2011)

Pages

26-31

Published online

2010-12-28

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2011;79(1):26-31.

Keywords

obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
psychiatry
psychology

Authors

Piotr Gałecki
Antoni Florkowski
Krzysztof Zboralski
Tadeusz Pietras
Janusz Szemraj
Monika Talarowska

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