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Sleep Apnea Study Selected by the National Academy of Neuropsychology
Levi Armstrong will present research at national conference in Nashville

Research performed by Levi Armstrong, a University of the Rockies graduate, was selected for a poster presentation at the National Academy of Neuropsychology’s annual conference. Armstrong will present the dissertation research that he completed as a student at University of the Rockies. Only a handful of student work is selected for presentation each year.

Armstrong’s study examined and quantified the negative affects of obstructive sleep apnea on neuropsychological functioning, and specifically on executive functioning. Obstructive sleep apnea affects approximately two percent of adult women and four percent of adult men.

His research is one of the first studies to document that chronic-intermittent hypoxemia affects executive functioning more significantly than sleep fragmentation in adults with obstructive sleep apnea.

Armstrong will discuss his research methodology, results and future research recommendations at the 2012 National Academy of Neuropsychology’s annual conference in Nashville, Tenn. Nov. 7-10, 2012.


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