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Should human beings sleep in the prone position?

Magazine article
Authors Armin Bidarian-Moniri
Published in ENT & Audiology news
Publication year 2017
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Section for Anesthesiology, Biomaterials and Orthopaedics, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Language en
Links https://gup-server.ub.gu.se/v1/asse...
Keywords Sleep apnea, Snoring, Positional therapy, Non-surgical treatment, Non-Invasive treatment, restme®, Prone positioning, Lateral positioning
Subject categories Clinical Medicine

Abstract

Lateral positioning reduces the tendency for airway collapse in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea and prone positioning with a new mattress and pillow seems to normalise the breathing parameters in almost all patients.

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