Strokes and Sleep Apnea

Stroke and Sleep Apnea Photo

The University of Michigan reported on the largest population-based study ever conducted, which linked sleep apnea to damage caused to the brain stem during a stroke.

“Of the 11 percent of 355 stroke patients with brain stem injury, 84 percent had sleep apnea. Of those without brain stem involvement, 59 percent had sleep apnea.”

Read more here on the American Heart Association website.