Sleep-disordered breathing, sleep apnea, and other obesity-related sleep disorders: An Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) Clinical Practice Statement (CPS) 2022

Nicholas Pennings, Leslie Golden, Kanica Yashi, Justin Tondt, H. E. Bays

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Abstract

Background
This Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) Clinical Practice Statement (CPS) provides clinicians an overview of sleep-disordered breathing, (e.g., sleep-related hypopnea, apnea), and other obesity-related sleep disorders.

Methods
The scientific support for this CPS is based upon published citations, clinical perspectives of OMA authors, and peer review by the Obesity Medicine Association leadership.

Results
Obesity contributes to sleep-disordered breathing, with the most prevalent manifestation being obstructive sleep apnea. Obesity is also associated with other sleep disorders such as insomnia, primary snoring, and restless legs syndrome. This CPS outlines the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, as well as the clinical implications of altered circadian system.

Conclusions
This Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) Clinical Practice Statement (CPS) on “Sleep-Disordered Breathing, Sleep Apnea, and Other Obesity-Related Sleep Disorders” is one of a series of OMA CPSs designed to assist clinicians in the care of patients with the disease of obesity.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100043
JournalObesity Pillars
Volume4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2022

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