A new study from UCSF and the California Pacific Medical Center suggests that people who suffer from sleep apnea — brief pauses of breathing during the night — may also be at increased risk of developing dementia. We discuss sleep apnea, and the current state of diagnosis and treatment.
The federal government estimates that more than 12 million Americans are affected by sleep apnea, many of them undiagnosed.
Katie Stone, co-author of the new study, epidemiologist focused on sleep disturbances and senior scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute
Edward Grandi, executive director of the American Sleep Apnea Association
Clete Kushida, neurologist and sleep specialist at Stanford University