Short paper EVect of high versus low ambient humidity on the severity of obstructive sleep apnoea

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Background—Surface tension forces appear to make a significant contribution to upper airway closure in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). It is possible that drying of the upper airway mucosa at night might contribute to these surface tension forces and the severity of OSA might therefore change with alteration of the ambient humidity. Methods—A… (More)

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