Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Delay Mental Decline

People who suffer from sleep apnea and heavy snoring may be more prone to cognitive issues earlier than those without sleeping problems. However, a recent study has found getting treatment for sleep problems can delay memory problems. The study cites that sleep apnea and heaving snoring affect 53 percent of men and 26 percent of women, but is frequently under-diagnosed.

If you’re not satisfied with the quality of your sleep, you may suffer from a sleep disorder. FusionHealth is the leader in diagnosing and treating sleep issues, including sleep apnea, for a variety of populations within companies.

Ricardo Osorio, M.D., research assistant professor, psychiatry, Center for Cognitive Neurology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City; Sam Gandy, M.D., Ph.D., director, Center for Cognitive Health, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City; April 15, 2015, Neurology, online