Study Shows How Sleep Apnea May Cause Stroke, Yale University School Of Medicine Researchers Report

ScienceDaily (Jan. 6, 2009) — Obstructive sleep apnea decreases blood flow to the brain, elevates blood pressure within the brain and eventually harms the brain’s ability to modulate these changes and prevent damage to itself, according to a new study published by The American Physiological Society. The findings may help explain why people with sleep apnea are more likely to suffer strokes and to die in their sleep.

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