Arousal and breathing responses to airway occlusion in healthy sleeping adults.

@article{Issa1983ArousalAB,
  title={Arousal and breathing responses to airway occlusion in healthy sleeping adults.},
  author={F G Issa and Colin E Sullivan},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology},
  year={1983},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={1113-9}
}
The arousal and breathing responses to total airway occlusion during sleep were measured in 12 normal subjects (7 males and 5 females) aged 25-36 yr. Subjects slept while breathing through a specially designed nosemask, which was glued to the nose with medical-grade silicon rubber. The lips were sealed together with a thin layer of Silastic. The nosemask was attached to a wide-bore (20 mm ID) rigid tube to allow a constant-bias flow of room air from a blower. Total airway occlusion was achieved… CONTINUE READING

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