Sleep apnea: weaker brain blood flow damages the brain

September 11, 2014 3:14 PM

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Sleep apnea: weaker brain blood flow damages the brain

The study was led by Paul Macey, of the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Nursing, and funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research.

People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) typically make gasping or snorting noises periodically during sleep, which momentarily interrupts their sleep hundreds of times a night. Every time their breathing stops, their blood oxygen level drops, damaging cells in the body.

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