Singing Exercises to Improve Symptoms of Snoring and Sleep Apnea

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01322334
First received: March 23, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2011
History: No changes posted

March 23, 2011
March 23, 2011
November 2005
Not Provided
Epworth sleepiness scale [ Time Frame: Entry to study (day one), and after 3 months of intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
  • Loudness of snoring [ Time Frame: Entry to study (day one), and 3 months after intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Visual analogue scale rating
  • Frequency of snoring [ Time Frame: Entry to study (day one), and 3 months after intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Visual analogue scale rating
  • SF-36 quality of life assessment tool [ Time Frame: Entry to study (day one), and 3 months after intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Compliance with exercises [ Time Frame: After 3 months of intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Applied only to intervention group. Rated on visual analogue scale of 100mm from 'never' to 'every day'
Same as current
Not Provided
Not Provided
 
Singing Exercises to Improve Symptoms of Snoring and Sleep Apnea
A Single Blinded Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial to Investigate Whether Singing Exercises Can Improve Symptoms of Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Upper airway resistance during sleep can present with a range of symptoms from simple snoring (SS) through to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Pharyngeal narrowing or collapse leads to reduction or cessation in airflow during sleep, and is associated with loud snoring.

The investigators hypothesized that regular singing exercises could strengthen pharyngeal muscles and/or increase their resting tone, and lead to an improvement of symptoms and thus quality of life in patients with all forms of snoring.

Not Provided
Interventional
Not Provided
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Snoring
  • Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Behavioral: Singing exercises
A 3 month self-guided treatment based on a specially designed 3CD box set, which patient performed every day ('Singing for Snorers': UK)
Experimental: Singing exercises
Intervention: Behavioral: Singing exercises
Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
127
November 2007
Not Provided

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 18 years old or over
  • history of simple snoring or sleep apnoea with RDI 10-40

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe sleep apnoea RDI >40
  • morbid obesity BMI > 40
  • unable to provide written informed consent
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United Kingdom
 
NCT01322334
Hil2003/SE
No
Malcolm Hilton, Consultant Otolaryngologist and Clinical Lecturer, Royal Devon & Exeter hospital
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Not Provided
Principal Investigator: Malcolm P Hilton, BMBCh FRCS Royal Devon & Exeter NHS foundation trust
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
March 2011

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP