Monday, August 5, 2013
Obstructive sleep apnea may reduce exercise capacity
This article discusses research showing a link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and decreased exercise capacity. Specifically, the results showed that severe OSA was associated with reduced functional aerobic capacity, impaired heart rate recovery after exercise, and higher resting, peak, and post-exercise blood pressure. The study did not determine if treating the OSA improved exercise capacity.