Sleep Apnea Increases Risk for Depression and Cognitive Decline

The disorder can damage brain cells and lead to mood and memory troubles, but lifestyle changes and treatment can cure it.

As many as 25 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that represents a major danger to the brain. OSA heightens risk for potentially brain-damaging physical conditions, such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. In addition, people with the sleep disorder—the vast majority of whom remain undiagnosed—often experience […]


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