Moderate alcohol ingestion increases upper airway resistance in normal subjects.

@article{Robinson1985ModerateAI,
  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},
  year={1985},
  volume={132 6},
  pages={1238-41}
}
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

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 23 extracted citations

Associations of Alcohol Consumption and Chronic Diseases With Sleep Apnea Among US Adults

International journal of high risk behaviors & addiction • 2014
View 3 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Handbook of nutrition, diet and sleep

Human Health Handbooks • 2013

Epidemiology of sleep disorders.

Handbook of clinical neurology • 2011
View 2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…