Effectiveness of Oropharyngeal Exercises on Daytimesleepiness, Snoring and Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Amongadults: Review

Authors

  • Jaspreet Kaur1 , Kanika Rai2 , Vinay Kumari3 , Jyoti Sarin4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10377

Keywords:

Oropharyngeal exercises, risk of obstructive sleep apnea, daytime sleepiness, snoring, adults.

Abstract

Introduction: Sleep disorders are very frequent among general population. The prevalence of sleep

disturbances varies between 25 and 45%. Types of sleep abnormalities in which snoring is the common

among all the adults. Oropharyngeal exercises are new, non-invasive, cost effective treatment modality for

individuals having risk of obstructive sleep apnea, daytime sleepiness and snoring.

Methods: The study design was systematic review and it includes studies from databases of PUBMED,

MEDLINE, Cochrane library, SCOPUS, Science direct, and Google scholar (2002-2017).

Result: Total 14 relevant articles were under taken. Studies included are related to prevalence, assessment,

effect of different modalities and oropharyngeal exercises on daytime sleepiness, snoring and risk of

obstructive sleep apnea and excludes those studies that involve other sleep disorders like insomnia,

narcolepsy and circadian rhythm disorder etc. Abstracted information is related to their design, population

characteristics, intervention and outcomes.

Conclusion: Oropharyngeal exercises are effective in reducing the daytime sleepiness, snoring and risk

of obstructive sleep apnea among adults having snoring. Several studies came out with the result that

oropharyngeal exercises are beneficial in reducing sleep disorders.

Author Biography

Jaspreet Kaur1 , Kanika Rai2 , Vinay Kumari3 , Jyoti Sarin4

1 Nursing Tutor, 2Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, M.M. College of Nursing, Maharishi

Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University) Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India, 3Chitkara School of Health

Sciences, Chitkara University, Punjab, India, 4Principal cum Professor, M.M. College of nursing, Maharishi

Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University) Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Jaspreet Kaur1 , Kanika Rai2 , Vinay Kumari3 , Jyoti Sarin4. (2020). Effectiveness of Oropharyngeal Exercises on Daytimesleepiness, Snoring and Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Amongadults: Review. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 325-329. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10377