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To test the effect of upper airway surgery on sleep quality in adults with obstructive sleep apnea with an electrocardiogram-based cardiopulmonary coupling analysis (CPC).
Successful upper airway surgery can improve objective sleep quality in adult patients with OSA.
CPC metrics of sleep quality are useful to monitor therapeutic responses during long-term postoperative follow-up, as the ECG-based analysis is available as a standalone option outside laboratory polysomnography.