SESSION TITLE: Sleep Disorders 1
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Functional nasal obstruction can increase frequency and severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Moreover, high nasal resistance is associated with mouth breathing, which could potentially limit the beneficial effect of mandibular repositioning appliances (MRA). Several studies have evaluated the effects of medical and surgical nasal interventions upon severity of OSA. However, there is a gap in understanding the impact of MRA in management of patients with OSA with nasal obstruction. We compared the efficacy of MRA in OSA patients with and without functional nasal obstruction.