Polysomnographic findings in persistent allergic rhinitis


Bozkurt B., Ugur K. S. , Karamanli H., Kucuker F., Ozol D.

SLEEP AND BREATHING, vol.21, no.2, pp.255-261, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11325-016-1390-4
  • Journal Name: SLEEP AND BREATHING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-261
  • Keywords: Allergic rhinitis, OSAS, Polysomnography, Apnea-hypopnea index, RISK-FACTOR, NASAL OBSTRUCTION, DAYTIME SLEEPINESS, IMPAIRMENT, PATTERNS, QUALITY

Abstract

Persistent allergic rhinitis (PAR) is characterized by a chronic, eosinophilic inflammation with nasal congestion and rhinorrhea. Nasal congestion can constitute to sleep-disordered breathing problems that range from simple snoring to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of PAR on sleep quality and severity of OSAS.