sleep apnea

How to Talk to Your Partner About The Health Risks of Sleep Apnea

  Is your partner’s loud snoring keeping you awake at night? Do their frequent pauses in breathing and gasping for air when they start again making you afraid for their health? If so, it may be time to talk to your bed-partner about getting treatment for their snoring. Approximately 20 million American adults suffer from sleep …

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Seven Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea

  Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders afflicting approximately 20 million adults in the U.S. with an estimated 80% of cases going undiagnosed. Many people may be unaware that a sleep disorder is the underlying cause of their health problems, and others may be aware of their sleep disorder but uninformed …

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Shift Work and Lark / Night Owl Tendencies

Even though most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep in a 24-hour day, exactly when our bodies naturally tend to fall asleep and wake up each day can vary. Scientists believe that people have inherent differences in when they sleep and wake best. This natural pattern is a chronotype. Whether you’re a night owl (an evening …

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How Shift Work Affects the Circadian System

When you understand how the body’s circadian systems work, it’s easy to see how keeping an irregular schedule will affect this internal timekeeper. Shift work creates a misalignment between your internal clock and the outside world. When this happens, your body’s timekeeper sends you signals that conflict with the activities you’re trying to do. This may cause your …

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Shift Work Disorder or Insomnia?

People with shift work disorder can have trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep for as long as their bodies require. They often wake up after just a few hours, or at least before sleeping a full seven to nine hours in a 24-hour period. In other words, shift work disorder can look like insomnia. The difference between the …

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Living & Coping With Shift Work Disorder

Shift work disorder can affect your health, as well as your performance and safety on the job. Physical Health  Shift work has been linked to certain chronic diseases and illnesses. Long-term night shift work is associated with an increased risk of certain cancers, as well as metabolic problems, heart disease, ulcers, gastrointestinal problems and obesity. Insufficient …

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Do You Suffer From Shift Work Sleep Disorder? Symptoms Revealed

Shift Work Disorder is a chronic condition that is directly related to your work schedule. Night shifts, rotating shifts, or even an early morning shift can cause the disorder. With the disorder, you have a hard time sleeping when sleep is desired, needed, or expected. Identifying the symptoms of this disorder can help you determine …

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Top Universities Criticize Society for Neglecting Sleep

A recent report in news health documents sentiments from top university researchers who criticize “people and governments” for being “supremely arrogant” in ignoring the importance of sleep. The researchers from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities told BBC’s Day of the Body Clock that lack of sleep was leading to “serious health problems.” The …

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Nationwide “Sleep campaign” launched as part of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project

AASM Launches Sleep Well, Be Well Campaign Makes Healthy Sleep a Priority A nationwide “Sleep Well, Be Well” campaign is being launched this week as part of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration between the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). …

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Great printable poster for Treating Insomnia Tips

This great infographic, “Tackling Your Insomnia Symptoms,” is brought to you by the National Sleep Foundation and Merck Laboratories. However, if you find these suggestions are not working for you, be sure to contact us for your consultation for an oral appliance to help your snoring and sleep apnea symptoms so you can get a …

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Time Magazine Declares Sleep the “New Health Frontier”

Sleep specialists and sleep lab directors can now say, “I told you so,” thanks to an April 2014 Time Magazine feature that boldly declares sleep as nothing less than the “New Health Frontier.” The 1,300-plus word article in the venerable news magazine quotes prominent sleep physicians who readily declare sleep as one of the three …

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Study Deems CPAP “Cost Effective”

With proper compliance, CPAP is clinically effective, but is it cost effective? Researchers at the INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Va, believe the answer is yes. In the study which will appears in the May edition of Sleep Diagnosis and Therapy, lead researcher Mahadevappa Hunasikatti, MD, DPM, FCCP, factored in direct and indirect (work-related injuries, lost …

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Huffington Post Tackles Snoring

Mass media interest in snoring and/or sleep continued this week with the iconic Huffington Post tackling snoring—complete with a slide show of “celebrities who snore” and a top ten list of therapies. “When you are snoring, you’re spending too much energy to breathe,” says M. Safwan Badr, MD, president of the American Academy of Sleep …

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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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