Supine position related obstructive sleep apnea in adults: pathogenesis and treatment.

@article{Joosten2014SupinePR,
  title={Supine position related obstructive sleep apnea in adults: pathogenesis and treatment.},
  author={Simon A Joosten and Denise M O'Driscoll and Philip J. Berger and Garun S Hamilton},
  journal={Sleep medicine reviews},
  year={2014},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={7-17}
}
The most striking feature of obstructive respiratory events is that they are at their most severe and frequent in the supine sleeping position: indeed, more than half of all obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients can be classified as supine related OSA. Existing evidence points to supine related OSA being attributable to unfavorable airway geometry, reduced lung volume, and an inability of airway dilator muscles to adequately compensate as the airway collapses. The role of arousal threshold and… CONTINUE READING
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