How effective is exercise training in improving symptoms in adults with obstructive sleep apnea?

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Abstract

EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER

Overall, exercise (aerobic, resistance, and oropharyngeal exercise training) slightly reduces obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and daytime sleepiness (SOR: B, meta-analysis of RCTs and case series). Myofunctional therapy alone may produce more substantial reductions in OSA severity and daytime sleepiness (SOR: B, metaanalysis of RCTs and case series).

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