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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Got the holiday blues? Sleep Apnea and Depression

Got the holiday blues? Sleep Apnea and Depression

Depression is a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea.

Fifty patients aged (25-72) that had obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and were suspected of having depression completed a self-rating test that looked for signs of depression before getting treatment for their sleep apnea.

Twenty-five of those had scores greater than 50, which are consistent with people having depression.

These twenty-five participants also had more respiratory events/hr when compared with the group that scored less than 50 on the test.

They got […]

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