The Efficacy of a Novel Tongue-Stabilizing Device on Polysomnographic Variables in Sleep-Disordered Breathing: A Pilot Study

@article{Kingshott2002TheEO,
  title={The Efficacy of a Novel Tongue-Stabilizing Device on Polysomnographic Variables in Sleep-Disordered Breathing: A Pilot Study},
  author={Ruth N. Kingshott and David. R. Jones R.P.S.G.T. and D. Robin Taylor and Christopher J. Robertson M.D.S.},
  journal={Sleep and Breathing},
  year={2002},
  volume={6},
  pages={69-76}
}
The polysomnographic efficacy of a novel tongue-stabilizing device (TSD) in the treatment of snoring and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) was evaluated in this pilot study. Six current users of the TSD with SDB underwent polysomnography with and without the TSD in situ in a randomized crossover design. The TSD significantly lowered the frequency of snores per hour slept (61- to 70-dB range) (no TSD: mean = 41/h slept ± 52 SD; TSD: 8/h slept ± 16 SD; P = 0.046) but did not alter snoring in the… CONTINUE READING