Prevalence of positional sleep apnea in patients undergoing polysomnography.

@article{Mador2005PrevalenceOP,
  title={Prevalence of positional sleep apnea in patients undergoing polysomnography.},
  author={M Jeffery Mador and Thomas J Kufel and Ulysses J. Magalang and Shanker Kashyap Rajesh and Veena Watwe and Brydon J. B. Grant},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={128 4},
  pages={2130-7}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES The primary aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of positional obstructive sleep apnea using a functional definition. Positional sleep apnea was defined as a total apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) > or = 5 with a > 50% reduction in the AHI between the supine and nonsupine postures, and an AHI that normalizes (AHI < 5) in the… CONTINUE READING