For over two decades clinical studies have been conducted which suggest a relationship between depression and OSA (obstructive sleep apnea).
But before you get more depressed .. (!) .. the number of people with both (including a major depressive disorder)?seems to be pretty low, I would say, very low?- if you rely on some statistics…?
Here is some information from Stanford University …
Here it quotes the numbers of 800 people out of 100,000 (0.8% – or less than 1%) who have both a breathing related sleep disorder and a major depressive disorder.
What might be interesting to some readers, is that of the people presenting with one or other of these 2 disorders – 20% of them will actually have both the disorders – which?IS actually significant.
Maurice M Ohayon at Stanford University has written many papers on such topics – for the enthusiasts…
But just to find people to chat with, receive comfort from, and learn you might ‘enjoy’ this forum?for people who have sleep apnea:? http://www.sleepguide.com/
And here’s a page from that site specifically commenting on depression and sleep apnea:? http://www.sleepguide.com/forum/topics/is-it-common-for-people-with
There is a lot of information available on the internet about sleep apnea, thankfully.
For help with depression visit our page https://www.sleeplessnomore.com/catalog/depression.html
And also see?my recent post Omega 3 for Depression and ADHD.