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Effects of oropharyngeal exercises on patients with moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

2009, São Paulo, Brazil, Randomized Controlled Trial, PMID: 19234106, Kátia C Guimarães, Luciano F Drager, Pedro R Genta, Bianca F Marcondes, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, -Source-

Upper airway muscle function plays a major role in maintenance of the upper airway patency and contributes to the genesis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Preliminary results suggested that oropharyngeal exercises derived from speech therapy may be an effective treatment option for patients with moderate OSAS.

Oropharyngeal exercises significantly reduce OSAS severity and symptoms and represent a promising treatment for moderate OSAS.

December 7, 2022

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