Tag Archives: Sleep apnoea

24 percent of middle aged men have sleep disordered breathing

Sleep apnea is a common disorder associated with day time sleepiness and fatigue, and significant morbidity and mortality due to accidents and cardiovascular events (Vgontzas, Papanicolaou, Bixler, Hopper, Lotsikas, Lin, Kales & Chorousos, 2000). Male gender, advancing age, obesity, anatomical abnormalities (including small pharyngeal size due to fatty tissue of the neck), heredity and instability...
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