Sleep and Breathing Disturbance Secondary to Nasal Obstruction

  title={Sleep and Breathing Disturbance Secondary to Nasal Obstruction},
  author={Kerry D. Olsen and Eugene Barton Kern and P R Westbrook},
  journal={Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery},
  pages={804 - 810}
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of acute nasal obstruction on sleep and breathing in eight normal persons. The subjects were randomized into two groups. One night the subject was studied with the nose open and a second night with the nose obstructed. The electroencephalogram, electrocardiogram, inspiratory effort, nasal and oral airflow, and oxygen saturation were monitored. Sleep proved to be both subjectively and objectively disturbed. The subjects with the nose… 

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