The cognitive impact of obstructive sleep apnoea: Does measurement of apnoea severity matter?

Sara Donaldson

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Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a nocturnal breathing disorder, characterised by episodes of complete or partial obstructions of the airway, resulting in intermittent hypoxia, and sleep fragmentation (e.g. arousals from deeper to lighter sleep stages).Whilst OSA causes cognitive impairment, not everyone is affected, and OSA severity does not correspond to the degree of cognitive impairment. Whilst severity of arousals were associated with cognition, age was an important potential confounder. Future studies should look beyond severity, with an aim better to understand the impact of chronicity on cognition (i.e., acute vs. chronic OSA).
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Bucks, Romola, Supervisor
  • Olaithe, Michelle, Supervisor
  • Gavett, Brandon, Supervisor
  • Weinborn, Michael, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date21 Oct 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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