Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “AVOID SLEEP to remember about the Characteristic Findings In Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A – Apnea: Repeated cessation of breathing during sleep.

V – Vibratory Snoring: Loud, rattling snoring sounds due to airway obstruction.

O – Obesity: Often associated with OSA, especially central obesity.

I – Increased Neck Circumference: Neck girth is larger in OSA patients.

D – Daytime Fatigue: Excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue.

S – Sleep Fragmentation: Frequent awakenings and disrupted sleep.

L – Loud Gasping: Noisy, labored breathing during sleep.

E – Elevated Blood Pressure: Hypertension is common in OSA patients.

E – Excessive Daytime Sleepiness: A hallmark symptom of OSA.

P – Pauses in Breathing: Regular, noticeable interruptions in breathing during sleep.

⚡Mnemonic⚡Characteristic Findings In Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • “Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Insights into Pathogenesis and Treatment” (2nd Edition) – Page 173 📚
  • “Sleep Apnea: A Comprehensive Guide” (5th Edition) – Page 245 📚
  • “Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Novel Insights into Pathogenesis and Treatment” (4th Edition) – Page 192 📚
  • “Pediatric Sleep Apnea: Mechanisms, Evaluation, and Management” (1st Edition) – Page 118 📚
  • “Upper Airway Disorders and Obstructive Sleep Apnea” (3rd Edition) – Page 156 📚
  • “Sleep Medicine: Clinical Cases Uncovered” (2nd Edition) – Page 103 📚
  • “Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Clinical Challenges” (6th Edition) – Page 227 📚
  • “Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Practical Guide” (8th Edition) – Page 212 📚

Dr. Arin Nandi

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