Obstructive sleep apnoea in the general population: highly prevalent but minimal symptoms

Post date: Jan 10, 2016 8:02:00 AM

The aim was to assess the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) as defined by an apnoea–hypopnea index (AHI) ≥15 in the middle-aged general population, and the interrelationship between OSA, sleep-related symptoms, sleepiness and vigilance.

In a middle-aged general population, approximately one in five subjects had moderate-to-severe OSA, but the majority of them were neither symptomatic nor sleepy and did not have impaired vigilance.

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