Month: April 2014

Alzheimer’s onset could be triggered by sleep disturbances

Alzheimer’s onset could be triggered by sleep disturbances Tuesday 18 March 2014 – 8am PST Chronic sleep problems can inflame a number of health problems, fromwidespread pain to speeding up cancer. Though sleep disturbances have been observed in people with Alzheimer’s disease, whether this is a cause or effect has been unknown. Now, researchers say …

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Snore? Diagnosed with sleep apnea? Have a CPAP?

Here are some facts concerning snoring & sleep apnea and how we are the # 1 source for treatment that really works. Obviously our website goes into greater detail but these notes will give you the overall picture of what this is all about. If you snore or you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and prescribed …

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2007 Best Abstract in Dental Sleep Medicine

FUNCTIONAL EFFECTS OF MANDIBULAR ADVANCEMENT ORAL APPLIANCES ON AWAKE UPPER AIRWAY PATENCY IN OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA Tsuiki S,l Ryan F,2 Alan L2 Inoue Y1 (1) Japan Somnology Center, Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan, (2) University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada Introduction : In the narrowed upper airway of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), …

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Interrupted nighttime breathing of sleep apnea appears to increase the risk of dying

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) — The interrupted nighttime breathing of sleep apnea appears to increase the risk of dying, Australian researchers report. Earlier studies have linked sleep apnea to increased risk for death. However, these studies were done in sleep centers rather than in the general community. This new …

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Inadequate Sleep can Affect the Ability to Express Gratitude in Romantic Relationships

A recent research by scientists from the University of California found that the lack of a good night’s sleep had an adverse effect on romantic relationships, especially in expressing gratitude or appreciation of the other. When sleep is less, even saying a simple ‘thank you’ may be difficult and this may leave the partner feeling …

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“Newly developed technologies and scientifically validated protocols now enable orthodontists to effectively treat people with sleep apnea.”

“Newly developed technologies and scientifically validated protocols now enable orthodontists to effectively treat people with sleep apnea.” Dr. David Paquette “The peer-reviewed literature makes it abundantly clear that untreated sleep-disordered breathing is at best, seriously debilitating and costly to the healthcare system, and at worst, life threatening.” Dr. Paul Damon Researcher Nathaniel Marshall, a postdoctoral fellow at …

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Researchers Link Stroke, Sleep Apnea and Death

News Stories Researchers Link Stroke, Sleep Apnea and Death Obstructive sleep apnea decreases blood flow to the brain, elevates blood pressure within the brain and eventually harms the brain’s ability to modulate these changes and prevent damage to itself, according to a new study published by The American Physiological Society. The findings may help explain …

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Oral Appliance Therapy versus Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial

For all you science nerds. You know who you are! Oral Appliance Therapy versus Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial Abstract Background: Previous randomized controlled trials have ad- dressed the efficacy of mandibular advancement devices (MADs) in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Their common control condition, …

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Snorers often receive an elbow jab in the ribs from someone else as a reminder to “roll over and stop.”

Snorers often receive an elbow jab in the ribs from someone else as a reminder to “roll over and stop.” People are upset that: 1) they have partners that snore, and 2) their partner will not do anything about it. Upset partners are not inclined to be very romantic.  Fisher-Paykel Healthcare commissioned a study of …

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Sleep Apnea Treatment: Does Sleep Apnea Wear Down Your Brain?

Sleep Apnea Treatment: Does Sleep Apnea Wear Down Your Brain? CPAP and Oral Appliances Save Lives! Nasal Obstruction is a Significant Factor in Sleep Apnea. Is There a Major Flaw in Sleep Research? Is ADHD Preventable? GURNEE, IL, January 27, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ – The current study from Yale was published in the December 2008 issue …

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Undiagnosed sleep apnea among women on rise

Many women currently have undiagnosed sleep apnea, leading to potentially serious health effects, a Vanderbilt sleep expert says. “Part of it is that the general public, and even physicians, think of sleep apnea as a disease of middle aged men and not a disease of women, particularly women of average weight,” said Kelly Brown, M.D., …

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Teeth Grinding Associated with Sleep Apnea

Clenching or grinding teeth is medically known as bruxism. Did you know teeth grinding has been associated with sleep apnea? Causes and Symptoms of Bruxism Teeth grinding usually occurs as a result of stress and anxiety. Sometimes, teeth grinding also happens if you take antidepressants, drink alcohol, or smoke. Bruxism can also occur if you …

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Stroke Can Cause Sleep Apnea in Some Patients

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Stroke patients who have damage to their brain stem are more likely to have sleep apnea than those with damage in other parts of their brain, Michigan researchers report. Their study included 355 people in Texas, average age 65, who suffered an ischemic stroke, which is caused by blocked blood flow in …

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Poor Sleep in Gulf War Vets May Be Tied to Brain Changes

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — There may be a link between poor sleep quality and reduced gray matter in the brains of Gulf War veterans, a new study suggests. Using MRI scans and a sleep quality assessment, researchers found that sleep disturbances among 144 Gulf War vets were associated with less gray matter in the frontal lobe …

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Sleep Apnea Might Raise Pneumonia Risk: Study

MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with sleep apnea may be at greater risk for developing pneumonia, according to a new study. And the more severe the sleep apnea, the greater the risk, the research suggests. “This study showed that sleep apnea is an independent risk factor for incident pneumonia,” wrote Dr. Vincent Yi-Fong Su and …

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