いびき・閉塞型睡眠時無呼吸とその障害について(シンポジウム:睡眠と健康,2010年,第51回日本心身医学会総会ならびに学術講演会(仙台))

Translated title of the contribution: Snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Their Health Consequences(Symposium/Relationship between Sleep and Health Care)

古川 智一, 中野 博, 平山 健司, 棚橋 徳成, 吉原 一文, 須藤 信行, 久保 千春

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Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has recently been highlighted by an incident that a Shinkansen bullet train driver with OSA dozed off at the controls, and it had a great impact on society in Japan. Many studies have elucidated a relationship between OSA and its comorbidities, including hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Snoring, which is the main symptom of OSA and has high prevalence, is a serious problem in that it disturbs not only snorers' sleep but also their bed partners' sleep. Previous epidemiological studies showed the relationship between subjectively measured snoring using questionnaires and cardiovascular disease, but in those studies snoring was considered as a surrogate marker of OSA. Although the clinical significance of snoring without OSA has not been emphasized to date, several studies have recently shown the association of snoring with excessive daytime sleepiness and blood pressure elevation independently of OSA. The clinical importance of snoring is desired to be clarified in the future.
Translated title of the contributionSnoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Their Health Consequences(Symposium/Relationship between Sleep and Health Care)
Original languageJapanese
Pages (from-to)790-798
Number of pages9
JournalJapanese Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine
Volume51
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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