Tobacco smoking and nightly respiratory changes in a healthy population

@article{Casasola2009TobaccoSA,
  title={Tobacco smoking and nightly respiratory changes in a healthy population},
  author={G. C. Casasola and I. Danta and Jos{\'e} Bascu{\~n}ana and Benjam{\'i}n Bustos and Rudolfo {\'a}lvarez-Sala and J. J. Alvarez-Sala and Nikolaus C Netzer and Heinrich Matthys},
  journal={Sleep & Breathing},
  year={2009},
  volume={1},
  pages={15-23}
}
Obesity, age over 40 years, male sex, alcohol drinking and mainly habitual snoring are correlated with obstructive sleep apneas. However, the relationship between tobacco smoking and respiratory disturbances at night is discussed controversially. We wanted to analyse the relation between tobacco smoking and respiratory disturbances at night in healthy subjects. Full polysomnography was done in 38 healthy volunteers. For our study we concentrated on the apnea index (AI), the ap-nea-hypopnea… CONTINUE READING