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<jats:p>1. In healthy individuals, sleep is associated with a fall in urine and sodium output.</jats:p> <jats:p>2. Seven male patients with obstructive sleep apnoea exhibited a paradoxical rise in both urine and sodium output during the hours of sleep.</jats:p> <jats:p>3. Continuous positive airway pressure applied via the nose abolished both the apnoea and the nocturnal rise in urine and sodium output, thereby restoring the diurnal pattern towards normal.</jats:p>

Original publication

DOI

10.1042/cs0740183

Type

Journal article

Journal

Clinical Science

Publisher

Portland Press Ltd.

Publication Date

01/02/1988

Volume

74

Pages

183 - 185