Could Sleep apnea affect intellegence?

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Could Sleep apnea affect intellegence?
« on: 28/05/2007 00:47:45 »
If a lack of oxygen to the brain causes brain damage, is it possible that someone who suffers from sleep apnea could "lose" enough brain cells to effect their intelligence?



P.S. I know the number of brain cells you have doesnt have a direct correlation with how smart you are, but could it interfere with memory recalls or quickness of thought, speech, etc..


Mod edit - formatted the subject as a question.  Please try to do this to help keep the forum tidy and easy to navigate - thanks!
« Last Edit: 24/07/2008 14:36:40 by BenV »
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