Neurological aspects of obstructive sleep apnea. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Broderick, M., Guilleminault, C. 2008; 1142: 44-57


Obstructive sleep apnea is often regarded as a structural disorder causing narrowing of the airway. This article reviews the neurological aspects of obstructive sleep apnea, including the upper airway reflex, cortical arousal thresholds, and motor function as they pertain to the pathophysiology of disease. We also discuss the relationship of obstructive sleep apnea to other neurological diseases.

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