Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0277

+32 466 90 2266

David J Ralph

Andrology Department, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 235 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BU, UK

  • Review Article   
    Erectile Dysfunction and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea-What is the Link and What can We do about it? A Descriptive Review of the Current Literature
    Author(s): Philip J Polson*, David J Ralph and Odunayo Kalejaiye

    Erectile dysfunction (ED) and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are increasingly common conditions seen in primary and secondary care. With shared risk factors and associated comorbidities men often suffer with both. The aim of this study is to review the literature to consider why there is a correlation, and clinically how assessment and management of such patients could be adjusted. A structured review of current literature was performed using search terms ‘erectile dysfunction' or 'erectile function' or 'Erection' or 'Sexual dysfunction' AND 'Sleep apnoea/apnea' or 'sleep disorder'. Descriptive analysis categorized results into: The association between OSA and ED; the pathophysiological hypotheses; the role of OSA treatment; and the role of ED treatment. Higher prevalence of ED in patients with OSA is demonstrated, particularly in men .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-0277.19.8.304

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