Marlit Veldi

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High emotional stress in medical students has been observed in many studies. Our aim in this article was to assess the prevalence of symptoms of anxiety and depression among Estonian medical students and to find relationships between sleep complaints and emotional symptoms. The study group consisted of 413 medical students, ages 19-33 years, at the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of this paper is to conduct a survey based on a questionnaire that would characterize nighttime and daytime habits in medical students; to estimate how subjective sleep quality is associated with nighttime and daytime habits and sleep problems in students; to estimate how academic progress and workload is associated with(More)
Upper airway dilator muscles are important in the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Previously, soft palate and tongue muscles of patients with OSA have been studied from a histological point of view. Electromyographic studies revealed increased activity of upper airway dilator muscles. We used computerized endopharyngeal myotonometry (CEM) to(More)
Upper airway dilator muscles are important in the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The present study compares changes of tissue properties between the soft palate and tongue in different age groups of apnea patients and healthy subjects. Materials and methods: OSAS patients diagnosed by polysomnography (15 patients - aged 30-70(More)
UNLABELLED We compared the tissue tone of the soft palate in 10 young (18-29 years) and 15 middle-aged (30-70 years) apnoeics with 10 young and 10 middle-aged non-snorers and healthy volunteers of the same ages. The obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) was diagnosed by means of the self-reported questionnaire about the medical history of the subjects(More)
BACKGROUND Pediatric sleep research is rather new in Estonia. There has not been a comprehensive study of age specific sleep disorders in Estonian children. The aim of this study was to investigate sleep disorders in a sample of Estonian second grade children.We hypothesized that:: Children with low BMI are as susceptible to SDB as are children with high(More)
The aim of the study was to clarify the roles of age, obesity, smoking, alcohol, pathoanatomy and -physiology in Estonian's OSAS. For this 164 randomly chosen such patients were selected in different regions of Estonia. They underwent naso-oropharyngeal examination, physical examination of craniofacial abnormalities, and polysomnography. They also completed(More)
This study compared the tissue tone of the soft palate in nonsnoring subjects and patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) during wakefulness. Here, tissue tone means the biomechanical property of the tissue which can be characterized by two main parameters: stiffness and elasticity. Tissue tone includes both structural and neural components.(More)
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