Nocturnal moaning and groaning—catathrenia or nocturnal vocalizations

  title={Nocturnal moaning and groaning—catathrenia or nocturnal vocalizations},
  author={Adnan A. Abbasi and Timothy I Morgenthaler and Nancy L. Slocumb and Maja Tippmann-Peikert and Eric J. Olson and Kannan Ramar},
  journal={Sleep and Breathing},
Descriptions of nocturnal vocalizations, including catathrenia, are few. We undertook a study at our center on patients diagnosed with catathrenia, to evaluate the characteristic features of these events and their response to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment. Retrospective study of patients with a diagnosis of catathrenia who had an overnight polysomnogram (PSG) and available synchronized audio video recordings (to confirm the presence of moaning and groaning), at our center… CONTINUE READING

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