Heavy snorer disease: From snoring to the sleep apnea syndrome - An overview

Elio Lugaresi, Giuseppe Plazzi

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Abstract

This short review discusses the clinical, pathophysiological and epidemiological aspects of heavy snorer disease. Snoring and obstructive apneas constitute the end points of the same syndrome, i.e. an enhancement in upper airway resistance during sleep. Obstructive apneas, and possibly snoring, are risk factors of chronic arterial hypertension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-21
Number of pages11
JournalRespiration
Volume64
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1997

Keywords

  • Hemodynamic effects
  • Hypertension
  • Sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • Somnolence
  • Tracheostomy
  • Upper airway resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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