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Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: The case of residual sleepiness

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The case of a 62-year-old male illustrated the medical emergent need for treatment. Severe excessive daytime sleepiness, neurocognitive functioning symptoms were evident from his chronic untreated sleepiness. An all-night polysomnogram confirmed the diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The implication of this case’s chronic untreated experience of OSA is discussed in terms of neurocognitive/brain structure laboratory findings. Results at intake, one and three months of this case’s sleep and cognitive functioning are reported.

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Sexton-Radek, K. (2013) Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: The case of residual sleepiness. Health, 5, 1872-1874. doi: 10.4236/health.2013.511252.

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