Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Intracranial Pressure (Part 2)

Guest blog by Deborah Wardly, MD Previously I blogged about the relationship between intracranial hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea, and pointed out the similarity between the signs and symptoms of upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and those of intracranial hypertension. Intracranial hypertension is characterized by headaches, fatigue, dizziness/vertigo, ringing in the ears […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea And Intracranial Pressure (Part 1)

Guest blog by Deborah Wardly, MD It seems to be a little known fact that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can cause an increase in intracranial pressure (ICP).  In 1989 Jennum and Borgeson showed that individual apneas lead to an increase in ICP in addition to an increase in arterial pressure, but also that in patients with […]