COMPARISON OF SLEEP MACRO- AND MICROSTRUCTURES IN ELDERLY AND MIDDLE-AGED MALE PATIENTS WITH SEVERE OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA: DOES THE DISEASE ERASE DIFFERENCES?


Huseyinoglu N. , Kose Ozlece H., Ardic S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, vol.23, no.4, pp.463-472, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.31086/tjgeri.2020.184
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.463-472

Abstract

Introduction: Age-related changes in sleep attract increased attention from researchers and are studied in the context of micro- and macrostructures. Macrostructures include sleep onset, total sleep time, sleep efficiency, wake time after sleep onset, and non-rapid eye movement and rapid eye movement sleep percentages, latencies and durations. Sleep microstructures refer to a cyclic alternating pattern.The present study aims to investigate how sleep structures in older and middle-aged patients are affected by the widespread disease of obstructive sleep apnea. The authors believe that it provide additional information about sleep disorder pathogenesis.