Dysautonomia and sleep apnoea

Obstructive sleep apnoea produces major acute haemodynamic changes and causal relationships with arterial hypertension and cardiovascular morbidity have been proposed.(1) Autonomic dysfunction has been independently associated with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), and while autonomic abnormalities are generally considered to be secondary to OSA, it is also felt that autonomic dysfunction may also contribute to OSA.Continue reading “Dysautonomia and sleep apnoea”