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Here is a quick mnemonic “SLEEP APNEA to remember about Sleep Apnea Syndrome

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Sleep Apnea Syndrome : How To Remember Easily ?

  • S – Serious cause of excessive daytime sleepiness
  • L – Linked to disturbed nocturnal sleep
  • E – Episodes of breathing reduction or cessation
  • E – Elderly and overweight individuals are particularly affected
  • P – Prevalent condition with high rates of undiagnosis
  • A – Airway obstruction or absence of respiratory effort
  • P – Potential risks include motor vehicle crashes, depression, hypertension, myocardial infarction, diabetes, stroke, and mortality
  • N – Nocturnal occurrences of breathing difficulties
  • E – Estimation of undiagnosed cases in most affected individuals
  • A – Alertness reduction and increased health risks

Mnemonic : SLEEP APNEA

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department