The Sleep Heart Health Study is an exceptional observational study, 1 of the most followed and heavily cited studies within the field of sleep research. Using long-term data from this landmark study spanning a mean follow-up period of 11.1 years, Lisan et al1 found a significant 62% lower risk of all-cause mortality in patients with obesity and severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who were prescribed positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy compared with patients not prescribed PAP.
Kushida CA. Positive Airway Pressure and Survival in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online April 11, 2019145(6):515. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.0345
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