Nasal obstruction as a risk factor for sleep apnoea syndrome.

  title={Nasal obstruction as a risk factor for sleep apnoea syndrome.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Lofaso and Andr{\'e} Coste and Marie Pia D'ortho and Françoise Zerah-Lancner and Christophe Delclaux and Françoise Goldenberg and A. Harf},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={16 4},
Nasal obstruction has frequently been mentioned as a possible risk factor in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). Over a 2-yr period, 541 unselected consecutive snorers referred for suspected breathing disorders during sleep were included to undergo posterior rhinomanometry. In addition cephalometric landmarks and body mass index (BMI) were obtained. Polysomnography was used to determine the number of abnormal respiratory events that occurred during sleep. OSAS was defined as 15 episodes… CONTINUE READING