Obstructive Sleep Apnea Related To Poor Memory Recall And Depression
Study Was Performed On Individuals With Untreated OSA
According to a study, obstructive sleep apnea is related to impaired memory and increases the risk of depression. Individuals with untreated OSA recalled memories from childhood, early adulthood, and recent memories. However, they could not recall the memory in great detail. The study also included semantic memory, which recalls acts and concepts, and episodic memory, which considers the recall of broader events. In the case of untreated OSA, there were problems with semantic memory but not episodic memory. Poor semantic memory is linked with depression. The study suggests that OSA affects the brain’s ability to recall certain types of memories, making difficult to recall details from the past. More info click here.