Meta-analysis examines brain changes related to sleep apnea
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Thursday, January 30, 2014
A neuroimaging meta-analysis published in the January issue of SLEEP identifies specific brain regions in which significant reductions in gray matter occur in patients with sleep apnea. According to the authors, these structural deficits may be related to the neurocognitive processing abnormalities that are common among people with obstructive sleep apnea.