Abnormal brain network functions linked to cognitive decline in obstructive sleep apnea

Takeaway

  • Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have abnormal network functions in cerebrocerebellar connections, which are associated with sleep parameters and cognition.

Why this matters

  • Although previous studies in patients with OSA have reported abnormal functional connectivity in various brain regions, there is a lack of research specifically focused on assessing cerebrocerebellar connections.

  • The results of this study provide new insight into the pathophysiology of OSA and may inform future research into the mechanisms of OSA and cognitive decline associated with abnormal brain network functions in patients with this condition.