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Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

Clinical Definition Upper airway resistance syndrome is a sleep breathing disorder in which resistance to airflow in the upper airway occurs and causes increased workload and frequent respiratory effort-related arousals. It is also one cause of daytime somnolence. Unlike obstructive sleep apnea, it does not cause periods of hypoxia or apnea. In Our Own Words

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