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Abnormal Breathing Pattern and Oxygen Desaturation during Sleep at High Altitude

  • Koji Asano
  • Akio Sakai
  • Yasunori Yanagidaira
  • Yukinori Matsuzawa

Abstract

It is well known that healthy low-altitude residents often develop abnormal breathing pattern and oxygen desaturation during sleep at high altitude, although few studies of sleep during long-term sojourn at high altitude have been conducted. The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in breathing pattan and oxygen desaturation during sleep at high altitude, and their relation to pattern of ascent and descent, as well as to the acclimatization process in low-altitude residents.

Keywords

High Altitude Oxygen Desaturation Periodic Breathing Research Expedition Total Recording Time 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Koji Asano
    • 1
  • Akio Sakai
    • 1
  • Yasunori Yanagidaira
    • 1
  • Yukinori Matsuzawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Environmental PhysiologyShinshu University School of MedicineMatsumotoJapan
  2. 2.1st Dept. of MedicineShinshu University School of MedicineMatsumotoJapan

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