Monday, November 4, 2019

Obstructive Sleep Apnea features mnemonics


Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

NOCTURNAL features -
N - Night time sleeplessness
O- Obese middle-aged males 
C- Choking (and gasping for breath)
T- Tiredness due to increased effort
U- Urination (increase)
R- dRooling
N- Nightmares (vivid dreams)
A- Acid reflux (GERD)
L- Loud snoring

DAYTIME features -
D- Daytime sleepiness/ Decreased libido/ Dryness of mouth
A- Accidents-prone (impaired concentration)
Y- Yawning
T- Tiredness
I- Increased blood pressure
M- Morning headache
E- Edema, pedal (due to pulmonary hypertension)

That's all!
Any more additions are most welcome :)
Thank you!

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