What is the relationship between OSA and depression in pregnant women?

 

Presented by Lynn Keenan, MD, CFCMC

  • In pregnancy, the prevalence of both obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and depression increases
  • Up to 45% of patients with OSA in the general population are diagnosed with having depressive symptoms
  • What is the relationship between OSA and depression in pregnant women?
  • Should sleep screening be routine in pregnancy assessments?

Article Referenced: Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with depressive symptoms in pregnancy. Redhead K, Walsh J, Galbally M, Newnham JP, Watson SJ, Eastwood P. Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with depressive symptoms in pregnancy [published online ahead of print, 2019 Nov 29]. Sleep. 2019;zsz270. doi:10.1093/sleep/zsz270.

Journal Club sessions provide a critical appraisal of published research relevant to the field of Restorative Reproductive Medicine. These sessions are designed to increase providers’ competence to critically evaluate research by increasing their knowledge of the scientific method, research design, and common biases. Improvements in knowledge and competence will translate into improvements in clinician performance as they use their understanding of research to provide better care and communication to their patients and apply the results from research to clinical practise.  You can download a note-taking sheet with some question prompts to consider when evaluating research methods here.

Lynn Keenan, MD.

 

 

Dr. Lynn Keenan is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco Fresno and the Program Director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship. She is board-certified in Sleep Medicine and Internal Medicine. Her research interests are the impact of sleep disorders on fertility and pregnancy, as well as physician fatigue.  Dr. Keenan has been practicing Restorative Reproductive Medicine (RRM) for over 20 years.  She is Vice President of the IIRRM and a mother of 4 children.

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Referenced Article (discussed in this webinar): Redhead K, Walsh J, Galbally M, Newnham JP, Watson SJ, Eastwood P. Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with depressive symptoms in pregnancy [published online ahead of print, 2019 Nov 29]. Sleep. 2019;zsz270. doi:10.1093/sleep/zsz270