Brain bioenergetics during resting wakefulness are related to neurobehavioral deficits in severe obstructive sleep apnea: a 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy study

Lower phosphorylation potential was associated with worse performance. Compromised brain bioenergetics may in part underlie the neurobehavioral deficits in untreated OSA. We speculate that better brain bioenergetics may explain why some OSA patients are relatively asymptomatic compared with others.