Fast Five Quiz: Memory Loss

Helmi L. Lutsep, MD

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April 10, 2019

Excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with obstructive sleep apnea reduces quality of life; impairs daytime performance; and causes neurocognitive deficits, including memory deficits. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have substantially impaired daytime functioning, intellectual capacity, memory, psychomotor vigilance (decreased attention and concentration), and motor coordination. In one study, patients showed an overrecruitment of brain regions compared with controls, in the presence of the same level of performance on a working-memory task.

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