Friday, July 20, 2012
Obstructive sleep apnea slightly worse in winter months
This article discusses research done in Brazil that showed a small worsening in obstructive sleep apnea during winter months versus summer months. Researchers are not sure why, but speculate that it could be due to more frequent upper airway infections or wood burning stoves during winter months. Also, some patients may be more inclined to seek treatment in the winter months as opposed to the summer months.