Study links OSA to lousy love

Thursday, June 30, 2005

YARMOUTH, Maine -- With obstructive sleep apnea gaining more prominence as a serious and treatable medical condition, studies about the disorder continue to rise to the forefront. Recently, a spate of research came out linking sleep apnea to liver damage, asthma and lousy sex lives.
Patients who are treated for their sleep apnea may see an improvement in their sex lives, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society's annual meeting.
"It could be that they are less tired once the sleep apnea is being treated," said Dr. Terri E. Weaver, associate professor and chairwoman of the biobehavioral and health sciences division at the University of Pennsylvania.