Sleep Med 2021 Apr 16;82:179-185. Epub 2021 Apr 16.
Sorbonne Université, CNRS, UMR 8256 Biological Adaptation and Aging, F-75005, Paris, France; Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), DHU FAST, Functional Explorations and Sleep Investigation Unit for the Older Patients, Charles Foix Hospital, Pitié-Salpêtrière-Charles Foix Group, F-94200, Ivry-sur-Seine, France; Sorbonne Université, UFR Médecine, F-75013, Paris, France. Electronic address:
Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent in older adults but still underdiagnosed for many reasons, such as underreported symptoms, non-specific ones because of the comorbidities and polypharmacy, or the social belief of sleep problems as normal with aging.
Objectives: To identify salient symptoms and comorbidities associated with OSA, diagnosed by nocturnal respiratory polygraphy in geriatric inpatients.
Method: We conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional study in a sample of 102 geriatric inpatients from a French Geriatric University Hospital. Read More