National Sleep Foundation

Chapter 3: Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

Consequences

Clinical consequences of SRHS include headaches, sleep disturbance, right heart failure and polycythemia. In some cases, SRHS may cause sudden nocturnal death.1

References

  1. Somers V, and S Javaheri, “Cardiovascular Effects of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders,” in Kryger M, Roth T, Dement W (ed.), Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine (5th Edition), St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders, 2011, pages 1370-1380.