‘Our research shows even brief exposure to completely oxygen during resuscitation in fact worsens white-matter accidents.’ Dr. Kernie said adding real oxygen to the damaged human brain increases a process called oxidative stress, due to the formation of reactive molecules highly. The researchers found, however, that administering an antioxidant, which halts the harmful oxidation process, reversed the damage in the mice given completely oxygen. ‘Further research is needed to determine the best possible concentration of oxygen to make use of for optimal recovery also to limit secondary brain damage,’ Dr. Kernie said. ‘Analysis is currently being done to determine the easiest way to monitor this type of brain harm in humans therefore we can understand how it correlates to the mouse models.Discussion Both obstructive sleep apnea and the metabolic syndrome are essential cardiovascular risk factors plus they might act synergistically. CPAP may be the first-series treatment for moderately serious obstructive sleep apnea and could be useful for treating the metabolic syndrome or metabolic abnormalities associated with obstructive sleep apnea. We chose patients who had moderately severe specifically, or even more severe, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome with the metabolic syndrome or some of its elements.