The Role of the Nose in Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Project: Dissertation

Project Details


The role of the nose in snoring and sleep apnea is, despite numerous investigations, still largely unclear. Investigational results are contradictory and thus the indications for both medical and surgical intervention are vague.
Despite this, surgical treatment of the nose in association with snoring and sleep apnea,including chonchoplasty, septoplasty and other techniques is widely implemented. Not only as primary treatment but also as adjunctive treatment. However results are widely varying.
The goal of the present investigation is to clarify the importance of nasal patency, resistance and ventilation in relation to sleep related upper airway obstruction.

Layman's description

The role of the nose in snoring and sleep apnea is unclear, despite at least a 3rd of obstructive sleep apnea patients having nasal symptoms.
We plan to study nasal physiology and pathophysiology through objective nasal measurements and sleep studies.
Effective start/end date2016/05/01 → …

Collaborative partners


  • Nasal obstruction
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Sleep
  • Sleep disorders
  • Surgery