Table 1

Median symptom scores for face mask (FM) and nose mask (NM) CPAP therapy in patients with sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (SAHS) with and without uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (U3P)

SAHS patients (n=20)U3P/SAHS patients (n=10)
FMNMp valueFMNMp value
Daytime sleepiness2.
Mask comfort1.16.50.0012.16.70.06
Sore nasal bridge1.
Nasal stuffiness1.
Dry throat/mouth1.
Dry nose01.
Mask leak6.01.00.0036.32.60.3
Red/sore eyes1.400.
Difficulty exhaling1.