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Has science found that sleep apnea may cause depression?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Sleep apnea can cause symptoms of apparent clinical depression which may respond quickly to treatment of the sleep disorder. A knowledge of the intellectual and emotional impact of sleep apnea may be important in making a correct differential diagnosis.

In brief: Yes
Sleep apnea can cause symptoms of apparent clinical depression which may respond quickly to treatment of the sleep disorder. A knowledge of the intellectual and emotional impact of sleep apnea may be important in making a correct differential diagnosis.
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Sleep apnea can contribute to the development of depression.
The fragmented sleep and physiologic strain of apnea can promote depression.

In brief: Yes
Sleep apnea can contribute to the development of depression.
The fragmented sleep and physiologic strain of apnea can promote depression.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Sleep apnea
The lack of adequate oxygen due to sleep apnea means that the brain isn't getting an essential ingredient to keep it performing at it's optimal level.
This can cause depression.

In brief: Sleep apnea
The lack of adequate oxygen due to sleep apnea means that the brain isn't getting an essential ingredient to keep it performing at it's optimal level.
This can cause depression.
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dr. Mark Birnbach
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