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Human Nose Might Be Involved in Cooling of the Brain

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I have reached the conclusion that the human nose might be involved in cooling of the brain. In this report, I first describe the clinical observations about ankyloglossia with deviation of the epiglottis and larynx (ADEL) with regard to sleep that I have made during my 30 years of otorhino-laryngological experience. Then I describe the physiology of the nose. Next I quote from reports on paradoxical sleep, or REM sleep, from Kitamura K (2009) and Jouvet M (1992). Finally, I present the conclusion that nasal respiration is indispensable to a deep and sound sleep that refreshes humans and promotes vitality.

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Mukai, S. (2015) Human Nose Might Be Involved in Cooling of the Brain. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 6, 482-486. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2015.67064.

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