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Effects of Oropharyngeal Exercises on Snoring: A Randomized Trial

2015, São Paulo, Brazil, Randomized Controlled Trial, PMID: 25950418, Vanessa Ieto, Fabiane Kayamori, Maria I Montes, Raquel P Hirata, Marcelo G Gregório, Adriano M Alencar, Luciano F Drager, Pedro R Genta, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, -Source-

Background: Snoring is extremely common in the general population and may indicate OSA. However, snoring is not objectively measured during polysomnography, and no standard treatment is available for primary snoring or when snoring is associated with mild forms of OSA. This study determined the effects of oropharyngeal exercises on snoring in minimally symptomatic patients with a primary complaint of snoring and diagnosis of primary snoring or mild to moderate OSA.

Oropharyngeal exercises are effective in reducing objectively measured snoring and are a possible treatment of a large population suffering from snoring.

December 7, 2022

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