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Nussbaumer-Ochsner, Yvonne; Bloch, Konrad E (2014). Sleep. In: Swenson, E; Bartsch, P. High Altitude - Human Adaptation to Hypoxia. New York, USA: Informa Healthcare, 325 -339.

Abstract

Sleep at high altitude is perceived as fragmented and less restorative compared to lowland, and insomnia is one of the leading symptoms of acute mountain sickness. The physiological changes in sleep and in the breathing pattern during high altitude exposure consist mainly in a reduction of deep sleep and an increase in arousals which are related in part to periodic breathing with central apneas/hypopneas. This chapter provides an overview over the scientific literature on sleep and breathing in healthy newcomers at altitude, describes the changes that take place during acclimatization, and shows modalities to treat sleep disturbances at altitude. Recent studies performed in patients with the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome travelling to altitude are also summarized.

Abstract

Sleep at high altitude is perceived as fragmented and less restorative compared to lowland, and insomnia is one of the leading symptoms of acute mountain sickness. The physiological changes in sleep and in the breathing pattern during high altitude exposure consist mainly in a reduction of deep sleep and an increase in arousals which are related in part to periodic breathing with central apneas/hypopneas. This chapter provides an overview over the scientific literature on sleep and breathing in healthy newcomers at altitude, describes the changes that take place during acclimatization, and shows modalities to treat sleep disturbances at altitude. Recent studies performed in patients with the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome travelling to altitude are also summarized.

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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Pneumology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:04 Feb 2013 15:36
Last Modified:14 Feb 2018 20:46
Publisher:Informa Healthcare
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8772-2_17

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