Editorial: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Brain

Haralampos Gouveris, Danny J. Eckert

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There is accumulating evidence that sleep disturbance, including sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea, can adversely affect restorative brain processes and function (1–5). In this interdisciplinary Research Topic, the interplay between clinical diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) such as multiple sclerosis Hensen et al. and stroke Stevens et al. and sleep disordered breathing is highlighted. Both of these reviews discuss potential shared mechanisms, consequences, and novel treatment approaches. In addition, a review of the clinical challenges of managing patients with comorbid insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea and treatment modalities, including the role of cognitive behavioural therapy, is presented Bahr et al.. In the final piece in this series, original research findings provide insight into a novel computerised test battery to examine neurobehavioural function in adults with and without obstructive sleep apnoea D'Rozario et al..
Original languageEnglish
Article number78
Number of pages3
JournalFrontiers in surgery
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleep disruption
  • brain
  • neurobehavioural
  • Insomnia
  • sleep disruption
  • multiple sclerosis
  • female
  • sleep apnea
  • stroke
  • insomnia


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