MESAM: a heart rate and snoring recorder for detection of obstructive sleep apnea

Sleep. 1990 Apr;13(2):175-82. doi: 10.1093/sleep/13.2.175.


The high prevalence of sleep-related breathing disorders demands the development of ambulatory recording devices that can handle data with a high degree of selectivity and are easy to use and to interpret. A digital device based on the recording of heart rate and breathing sounds was developed. Patients with sleep-related breathing disorders can be preselected before they undergo sleep laboratory investigations. Treatment control can be achieved ambulatory, having an initial recording.

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Heart Rate / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / methods*
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / diagnosis
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / physiopathology*
  • Snoring / physiopathology*