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Research Article, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 3 Issue: 4

The Importance of �Sleepy Snorers� in the ENT Snoring Clinic

Emily M Frier1, Cheryl Coulter2 and Janet A Wilson3*
1Western Infirmary, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, UK
2Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, UK
3Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Freeman Hospital,Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Corresponding author : Janet A Wilson
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7DN, UK
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: March 22, 2014 Accepted: May 25, 2014 Published: June 12, 2014
Citation: Frier EM, Coulter C, Wilson JA (2014) The Importance of “Sleepy Snorers” in the ENT Snoring Clinic. J Otol Rhinol 3:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000161

Abstract

The Importance of “Sleepy Snorers” in the ENT Snoring Clinic

Sleepy snoring, persistent snoring plus somnolence in the absence of an elevated apnoea/ hypopnea index (AHI), is a neglected but a potentially important milestone en route to the development of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). We aimed to estimate the importance of “sleepy snorers” in current ENT practice.

Methods: Review of the outcome of 214 sleep studies requested from ENT clinics in our institution

Keywords: Obstructive sleep apnoea; Snoring; Apnoea-hypopnea index

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