Gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms are related to the presence and severity of obstructive sleep apnoea.

@article{Shepherd2011GastrooesophagealRS,
  title={Gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms are related to the presence and severity of obstructive sleep apnoea.},
  author={Kelly L. Shepherd and Alan L. James and Arthur William Musk and Michael L Hunter and David R. Hillman and Peter R. Eastwood},
  journal={Journal of sleep research},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 1 Pt 2},
  pages={241-9}
}
Repetitive airway occlusion during sleep in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) results in the generation of negative intrathoracic pressures and ends in arousal, both of which may predispose to reflux during sleep (nocturnal reflux). We aimed to determine and compare the prevalence of nocturnal reflux symptoms and their sleep-associated risk factors in untreated OSA patients, OSA patients using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, and the general population. Gastro… CONTINUE READING
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