National Sleep Foundation

Chapter 3: Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders


Clinical consequences of SRHS include headaches, sleep disturbance, right heart failure and polycythemia. In some cases, SRHS may cause sudden nocturnal death.1


  1. Somers V, and S Javaheri, “Cardiovascular Effects of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders,” in Kryger M, Roth T, Dement W (ed.), Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine (5th Edition), St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders, 2011, pages 1370-1380.