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Sleep Breath. 1999;3(2):53-56.

A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of a Natural Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medication in the Management of Snoring.

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Division of Otolaryngology, Emanuel Hospital, Portland, Oregon.

Abstract

More than 40 million American adults snore. Habitual snoring afflicts 44% of adult males and 28% of females.(1) Uncomplicated snoring is generally due to vibration of the palatal soft tissues or the tongue base, causing intermittent airway obstruction. Loudness is correlated with the degree of vibration and/or obstruction. The tendency, frequency, duration, intensity, and sequelae of snoring are influenced by myriad structural, physiological, environmental and pharmacological factors. Uncomplicated, nonapneic snoring is treated in a wide variety of ways, ranging from self-help methods, such as positional therapy, to laser surgery. The purpose of this report is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a natural medication for snoring in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. The treatment is significantly more effective than placebo. Neither side effects nor intolerance to the product was reported.

PMID:
11898106
DOI:
10.1007/s11325-999-0053-0

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