Early diagnosis of sleep related breathing disorders

Joachim T. Maurer
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) being the most frequent sleep related breathing disorder results in non-restorative sleep, an increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality as well as an elevated number of accidents. In Germany at least two million people have to be expected. If obstructive sleep apnea is diagnosed early enough then sleep may regain its restorative function, daytime performance may be improved and accident risk as well as cardiovascular risk may be normalised. This review critically...