Sleep-disordered breathing affects age
In the U.S., nearly 30 million adults are estimated to have obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep-disordered breathing, such as obstructive sleep apnea, could speed up ageing.
Sleep-disordered breathing could make a person’s body 215 days older than its proper age.
Researchers analyzed the health of 622 adults, checked the participants’ blood DNA methylation, sleep.
Women tend to experience faster biological ageing linked to sleep-disordered breathing than men.
Research team plans to present the findings on June 12 at SLEEP 2019.