SNORING CHARACTERISTICS INVENTORY AND BLOOD PRESSURE: WINDOW ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA AND CARDIOVASCULAR RISK
Journal: Malaysian Sports Journal (MSJ)
Author: Rose Ann Z. Masa
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This study utilized Modified Berlin Snoring Inventory in determining characteristics and post wake up functional condition and its relationship with blood pressure. Respondents are frequent snorers, mostly males, 46 years old and above, with 130-150 systolic and diastolic of 80-100 mmHg blood pressure with only 12.5% who experienced choking and apnea. There is no significant difference in systolic, diastolic blood pressure, snoring characteristics as to frequency, loudness, apnea, choking, feeling of tiredness and fallen asleep while watching TV when grouped according to age and sex. There is a significant difference in disturbing effects and post wake up condition as to fallen asleep while waiting for turns when grouped according to sex. Males have more disturbing effects and fallen asleep than female. The loudness predict significantly with systolic blood pressure. Disturbing effects predict significantly with diastolic blood pressure. There is no significant relationship between the post wake up condition and systolic an d diastolic blood pressure. There is a significant relationship in the loudness snore characteristics with the systolic blood pressure. There is a significant relationship in the snoring inventory post wake up condition as to feeling of tiredness and the diastolic blood pressure.