Obstructive sleep apnea in adults with Down syndrome.

TitleObstructive sleep apnea in adults with Down syndrome.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsTrois MS, Capone GT, Lutz JA, Melendres MC, Schwartz AR, Collop NA, Marcus CL
JournalJournal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Date Published2009 Aug 15

A high proportion of children with Down syndrome (DS) have the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Although adults with DS have many predisposing factors for OSAS, this population has not been well studied. We hypothesized that OSAS is common in adults with DS, and that the severity of OSAS is worse in DS adults who are more obese.

Alternate JournalJ Clin Sleep Med