Obstructive sleep apnoea and oral breathing in patients free of nasal obstruction.

@article{Koutsourelakis2006ObstructiveSA,
  title={Obstructive sleep apnoea and oral breathing in patients free of nasal obstruction.},
  author={Ioannis Koutsourelakis and Emmanouil Vagiakis and Ch Roussos and Spyros G. Zakynthinos},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={1222-8}
}
Although there is an association between nasal obstruction, oral breathing and obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS), it remains unknown whether increased oral breathing occurs in patients with OSAS who are free of nasal obstruction. The present study evaluated the relationship between breathing route and OSAS in patients without nasal obstruction. The breathing route of 41 snorers (25 male; aged 26-77 yrs) with normal nasal resistance was examined during overnight polysomnography using a… CONTINUE READING