National Sleep Disorders Research Plan
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Progress Index:
Sleep Deprivation
Sleep Education
Sleep Neurobiology

Circadian Biology

Progress since 1996
Research Recommendations
Research Training

Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB):

The consequences of SDB (obstructive sleep apnea, sleep apnea) in both adults and children have become increasingly clear over the last few years. In adults, the contribution of sleep apnea to the development of systemic hypertension is becoming more evident and data are accumulating that other adverse cardiovascular outcomes (stroke, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction) may result from this disorder. In children, there is increasing evidence that sleep apnea may contribute to behavioral problems as well as learning and cognitive deficits. Thus, the diagnosis and treatment of this disorder is important from a variety of perspectives and across all ages.

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National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (Click Here) National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (Click Here)