Study links severe sleep apnea with high mortality risk
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Thursday, October 17, 2013
A study of 2,240 adults is the first to examine the link between obstructive sleep apnea and mortality in Asians. Results in the Oct. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine show that all-cause mortality risk was 2.5 times higher and cardiovascular mortality risk was more than four times higher among people with severe OSA. The results are consistent with previous studies in the U.S. and other countries.