J Clin Sleep Med 2021 Mar 9. Epub 2021 Mar 9.
Wits Sleep Laboratory, Brain Function Research Group, School of Physiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
Study Objectives: The association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and increased cardiometabolic risk (CMR) has been well documented in higher-income countries. However, OSA and its association with CMR have not yet been investigated, based on objective measures, in Southern Africa. We measured polysomnography (PSG)-derived sleep characteristics, OSA prevalence and its association with cardiometabolic diseases in a rural, low-income, aging African-ancestry sample in South Africa. Read More