Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Short Apneas Linked To Increased Mortality
MedicalResearch.com interview Matthew P Butler, PhD, about the findings of a recently published study.
Readers should take from this that there are many features in obstructive sleep apnea that aren’t captured by the standard diagnostic measure of AHI. Indeed, the length of the breathing interruption is a good predictor of mortality risk, and importantly, it predicts risk in women, unlike the AHI.
from Sleep Review http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2018/10/obstructive-sleep-apnea-short-apneas-linked-to-increased-mortality/