Moderate alcohol ingestion increases upper airway resistance in normal subjects.

  title={Moderate alcohol ingestion increases upper airway resistance in normal subjects.},
  author={Ralph Robinson and David P. White and Clifford W. Zwillich},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  volume={132 6},
Apnea during sleep has been associated with both increased pharyngeal resistance and nasal obstruction. Alcohol can worsen obstructive sleep apnea, but its influence on pharyngeal resistance and nasal patency has not been evaluated. Accordingly, we determined the effects of alcohol on pharyngeal and nasal resistances in 11 normal awake subjects on 2 separate days. Baseline pharyngeal resistance prior to placebo and alcohol was not significantly different. After placebo, pharyngeal resistance… CONTINUE READING

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