31. Overview of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults

  1. Teofilo Lee-Chiong M.D.
  1. Mark H. Sanders and
  2. Rachel J. Givelber

Published Online: 4 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471751723.ch31

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

How to Cite

Sanders, M. H. and Givelber, R. J. (2005) Overview of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults, in Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook (ed T. Lee-Chiong), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471751723.ch31

Editor Information

  1. National Jewish Medical and Research Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver, Colorado, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471683711

Online ISBN: 9780471751724



  • obstructive sleep apnea–hypopnea (OSAH);
  • neurocognition and performance;
  • Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Therapy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition of Terms and Descriptors

  • Pathophysiology of OSAH

  • Epidemiology and Risk Factors

  • Symptoms and Physical Signs Associated With OSAH

  • Establishing a Diagnosis of OSAH

  • Health Outcomes of OSAH

  • Treatment of OSAH

  • Conclusion

  • References