Postural stability and fall risk in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a cross-sectional study

Yilmaz Gokmen G., GÜRSES H. N., Zeren M., ÖZYILMAZ S., Kansu A., Akkoyunlu M. E.

SLEEP AND BREATHING, vol.25, no.4, pp.1961-1967, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11325-021-02322-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, PASCAL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1961-1967
  • Keywords: Daytime sleepiness, Fall risk, Obstructive sleep apnea, Postural stability
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose Nocturnal hypoxia and daytime sleepiness resulting from fragmented sleep may impair the ability of postural stability in subjects with OSA. This study investigates the effect of disease severity on postural stability and whether or not it poses a fall risk in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).