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Analysis of Respiratory Cycle-Related EEG Changes in Sleep-Disordered Breathing

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Ronald D. Chervin MD
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Jessica Soulliere
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Background

Obstructive sleep apnea affects at least 3% of Americans, with a larger portion of people afflicted with more subtle forms of sleep-disordered breathing. As a result, testing and treatment for sleep disorders have grown exponentially in recent years. The technology and expertise required to perform typical sleep laboratory studies lead to charges as high as $2,500 each. However, results of these studies have not effectively predicted the severity of neurobehavioral consequences of sleep-disordered breathing, such as daytime sleepiness, cognitive deficits, and behavioral problems. Standard measures also fail, in many cases, to predict response to treatment.

Technology

  • Diagnosis of sleep disorders in a sleep lab environment Advantages
  • Improves reproducibility of results due -nl-to new computerized analysis * Reduces manual labor required for -nl-data analysis * Improves prediction of symptoms -nl-caused by sleep-disordered breathing.

Applications and Advantages

Applications • Diagnosis of sleep disorders in a sleep lab environment Advantages • Improves reproducibility of results due -nl-to new computerized analysis • Reduces manual labor required for -nl-data analysis • Improves prediction of symptoms -nl-caused by sleep-disordered breathing.