Turkish Journal of Geriatrics 2022 , Vol 25, Issue 4
Sıdıka Deniz YALIM1
1Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Ear Nose Throat Clinic, Adana, Turkey DOI : 10.31086/tjgeri.2022.316 Introduction: This study"s purpose is to compare obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients over 65 with those under 65 using polysomnography tests.

Materials and Method: The polysomnography tests performed on 108 patients (54 study and 54 control group) from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2022 were examined retrospectively at the ear, nose and throat clinic in the Adana City Training and Research Hospital.

Results: The study group and the control group shared the same body mass index (BMI) median, apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) median value, the mean oxygen saturation median value, the minimum oxygen saturation median value, the oxygen saturation < 90% (SAT90) median value, the oxygen desaturation index (ODI) median value, the average apnea duration value and the arousal index value. (p>0.01)

Conclusion: In conclusion, being a male above 65 years of age may be a risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea. However, getting older does not increase obstructive sleep apnea. Keywords : Sleep Apnea Syndrome; Polysomnography; Aged; Oxygen