Sleep and Breathing

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 85–87

Improvement in daytime sleepiness by the use of an oral appliance in a pateint with upper airway resistance syndrome

  • Edmund Rose
  • Sibylle Frucht
  • Thomas Sobanski
  • Gabriele Barthlen
  • Rita Schmidt
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF03045028

Cite this article as:
Rose, E., Frucht, S., Sobanski, T. et al. Sleep Breath (2000) 4: 85. doi:10.1007/BF03045028
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Abstract

This case report details the treatment outcome of an oral appliance (OA) used in a patient suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) caused by an upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS). The patient demonstrated significant improvement in the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) and the maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT) after treatment with an OA. The presented case suggests that an OA may be considered as a further treatment option for UARS.

Keywords

upper airway resistance syndrome oral appliance measurement of daytime sleepiness 

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© Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edmund Rose
    • 1
  • Sibylle Frucht
    • 1
  • Thomas Sobanski
    • 2
  • Gabriele Barthlen
    • 3
  • Rita Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthodontics, Dental Medical SchoolUniversity of FreiburgFreiburg i. Br.Germany
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and PsychotherapyUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  3. 3.Robert-Koch-Klinik, Department of PneumologyUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany