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Sleep apnoea occurring only in REM (possible relevance of the case for some cot deaths)
  1. M. D. Beary,
  2. M. B. Crutchfield,
  3. M. K. Mintram,
  4. A. H. Crisp

    Abstract

    A case of sleep apnoea occurring only within REM sleep in a 57-year-old man is described. It was successfully treated with clomipramine for a period. The patient probably had persistent phrenic nerve damage which accounted for, or contributed to, the phenomenon. It is suggested that this mechanism may operate in some cot deaths.

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