Synopsis: Based on review of data from the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study, obstructive sleep apnea occurring during REM sleep is associated with the prevalence and incidence of hypertension even when the overall apnea-hypopnea index was normal.
Source: Mokhlesi B, Finn LA, Hagen EW, et al. Obstructive sleep apnea during REM sleep and hypertension. Results of the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014;190:158-167.