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Can some one tell me about wether they have experienced  memery decline due to sleep apnea?

Have noticed improvement after starting cpap/apap therapy?

 How long did it take to notice improvement?

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I just came across this link and am intrigued.  My husband was diagnosed with sleep apnea about 13 yrs ago. Since then he has been religious about his CPAP use....never travels without it, and he adjusted to it without a hitch.  However, his memory has gotten progressively worse. He does not have Altzheimers. His memorty loss did seem to appear at the same time he started on the CPAP.  Has there been any study that reverses the above mentioned finding.....that being that the CPAP itself aids in some way int the memory loss.  ?? I will continue to follow these links, as I never associated the apnea with the memory loss .

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19434037


BACKGROUND:: Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAH) is associated with impairment of cognitive functions and disturbances in emotional status. The aim of this study was to objectively evaluate the benefits of prolonged and sustained treatment for OSAH at two sleep centers serving rural community hospitals. METHODS:: Fifty-six patients diagnosed with OSAH syndrome underwent Cognistat, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Millon Behavioral Medicine Diagnostic Inventory (MBMD) testing before initiation of treatment. Repeated testing after six months of therapy with positive airway pressure (PAP) was performed. RESULTS:: Significant improvements were noted in the BDI scale scores and a reduction in the MBMD scores reflected initial abnormal clinical personal symptoms that improved with treatment. MBMD analysis showed subjects with fewer symptoms of anxiety post baseline, which were sustained at 6 months post-treatment. Memory function improved as reflected by performance on the Cognistat. Women were observed to have a higher post-treatment BDI and younger patients appeared to have more shifts for improvement than older subjects in depressive symptomatology. CONCLUSIONS:: These results indicate that prolonged and sustained PAP therapy is effective in restoring some of the deficiencies in patients with OSAH, particularly in terms of memory, depression, anxiety and increased psychological pathology.

jan mac said:

I just came across this link and am intrigued.  My husband was diagnosed with sleep apnea about 13 yrs ago. Since then he has been religious about his CPAP use....never travels without it, and he adjusted to it without a hitch.  However, his memory has gotten progressively worse. He does not have Altzheimers. His memorty loss did seem to appear at the same time he started on the CPAP.  Has there been any study that reverses the above mentioned finding.....that being that the CPAP itself aids in some way int the memory loss.  ?? I will continue to follow these links, as I never associated the apnea with the memory loss .

 


while oxygen stavation is the prime motivator here there are other things at work like radiation from your computer or other sources, this is why i use a laptop as they are usually lower powered, however you are in closer proximity with laptops and are more likely to have some form of radiation

i am contantly looking out for trends or abnormallity

i know what i want but they are just not around and so we have to live with our technology
jan mac said:

I just came across this link and am intrigued.  My husband was diagnosed with sleep apnea about 13 yrs ago. Since then he has been religious about his CPAP use....never travels without it, and he adjusted to it without a hitch.  However, his memory has gotten progressively worse. He does not have Altzheimers. His memorty loss did seem to appear at the same time he started on the CPAP.  Has there been any study that reverses the above mentioned finding.....that being that the CPAP itself aids in some way int the memory loss.  ?? I will continue to follow these links, as I never associated the apnea with the memory loss .

 

The arousal is the motivator. People live for years with oxygen desaturations as the only apnea symptom despite the damage this causes. The onset of the arousal is the body's way of fighting back. This interruption in restorative sleep, imuno, and memory function is when the trouble truly begins to get noticed.

99 said:


while oxygen stavation is the prime motivator here there are other things at work like radiation from your computer or other sources, this is why i use a laptop as they are usually lower powered, however you are in closer proximity with laptops and are more likely to have some form of radiation

i am contantly looking out for trends or abnormallity

i know what i want but they are just not around and so we have to live with our technology
jan mac said:

I just came across this link and am intrigued.  My husband was diagnosed with sleep apnea about 13 yrs ago. Since then he has been religious about his CPAP use....never travels without it, and he adjusted to it without a hitch.  However, his memory has gotten progressively worse. He does not have Altzheimers. His memorty loss did seem to appear at the same time he started on the CPAP.  Has there been any study that reverses the above mentioned finding.....that being that the CPAP itself aids in some way int the memory loss.  ?? I will continue to follow these links, as I never associated the apnea with the memory loss .

 

Hello,

I wrote 6 months ago with memory improved [cpap + provigil], but finding it much harder to learn new languages for programming and understand how to work with them. I started a business so it' wasn't just a dissappointment, but also limited the range of contracts I could consider.

 

Each time I worked through a tutorial, the next day the knowledge had vanished. Then my doc suggested I might have adhd and straterra would be likely to let me concentrate better. My husband told me I was a new person after I was on it for a month. I was more cheerful and feeling more capable. It has concentrated my mind wonderfully and helped me pick up people's unspoken cues. I have been real disappointed with k12 science education because it carefully grinds all the fun out of it. NSF has a solicitation out for innovative methods to teach science, engineering, technology and math;

-before straterra, I would have just felt bad and hoped that someone else would get it done.

-after straterra, I wrote a program description, sent it out to 2 non profits which I thought made the perfect team, met with staff, sold them on the idea of writing a proposal that combined their strengths.

 

The result is that one nonprofit is hiring 2 additional staff to work on STEM grants and the other may provide instructional assistance and programming.

It has been years since I could do this.

 

Moral: There's more than one thing going on in your head

Cheers,

Holly

 

before straterra

ock Hinkle said:

The arousal is the motivator. People live for years with oxygen desaturations as the only apnea symptom despite the damage this causes. The onset of the arousal is the body's way of fighting back. This interruption in restorative sleep, imuno, and memory function is when the trouble truly begins to get noticed.

99 said:


while oxygen stavation is the prime motivator here there are other things at work like radiation from your computer or other sources, this is why i use a laptop as they are usually lower powered, however you are in closer proximity with laptops and are more likely to have some form of radiation

i am contantly looking out for trends or abnormallity

i know what i want but they are just not around and so we have to live with our technology
jan mac said:

I just came across this link and am intrigued.  My husband was diagnosed with sleep apnea about 13 yrs ago. Since then he has been religious about his CPAP use....never travels without it, and he adjusted to it without a hitch.  However, his memory has gotten progressively worse. He does not have Altzheimers. His memorty loss did seem to appear at the same time he started on the CPAP.  Has there been any study that reverses the above mentioned finding.....that being that the CPAP itself aids in some way int the memory loss.  ?? I will continue to follow these links, as I never associated the apnea with the memory loss .

 

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