Impact of CPAP use on motor symptoms in those with Parkinson’s disease and obstructive sleep apnea

Takeaway

  • Among those with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is associated with decreased progression of motor symptoms.

Why this matters

    OSA may have a pathophysiologic role in progression of motor symptoms in PD and treating OSA may have long-term beneficial effects on PD disease progression.