Consequences of OSA
Understanding that the potential consequences of OSA are not just physical side effects, but critical functions that a person needs to navigate through their day is important. Fragmented sleep has a high impact on our performance, with OSA associated hypoxia affecting key body functions that affect immunity and wellness.
If you have a patient that is suffering the symptoms associated with sleep apnea, then try a Level 2 sleep test which will not only measure the snore, but analyse your patient's sleep cycle.
Critical consequences include:
Impaired Memory & Judgement
Reduced attention and vigilance
Increase Risk of Work or Motor Vehicle Accidents
Increased Risk for Developing Depression
Potential Consequences Of Sleep Fragmentation
Typical sleep structure in a normal adult without OSA
Abnormal sleep structure in an adult with Severe OSA
Sleep Apnea Associated Hypoxia
Typical oxygen levels for an adult without OSA
Abnormal oxygen levels for an adult with OSA
Potential Consequences Of Hypoxia