- Applying a short-term EMST program may improve sleep quality but also reduce sleep apnea symptom in patients with mild to moderate OSA.
- This study demonstrates that when the patients with mild-to-moderate OSA participate in a 5-week EMST program, their sleep apnea severity, sleep quality, and respiratory muscle strength are improved.
Kuo, Y, Song, T, Bernard, JR, Liao, Y. Short-term expiratory muscle strength training attenuates sleep apnea and improves sleep quality in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology 2017; 243: 86-91.