How are neurocognitive symptoms managed in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Although many OSA patients note an immediate improvement in alertness, concentration, and memory, achieving maximum improvement in neurocognitive symptoms may take as long as 2 months. Follow-up visits should be scheduled at least once after CPAP treatment is first started and at least yearly thereafter. Follow-up evaluation is required to ensure symptomatic improvement, CPAP adherence, and equipment maintenance.


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