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Optimal CPAP use is difficult because of problems with adherence.

Terri E. Weaver, PhD Ellen and Robert Kapito Professor in Nursing Science Biobehavioral and Health Sciences Division University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Philadelphia, PA Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) optimally may nonetheless suffer residual excessive sleepiness. Optimal CPAP use is difficult because of problems with adherence. …

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Sleep Disrupted? Maybe It’s Daylight Saving Time

Think that hour in the morning doesn’t really matter? Think again! MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — “Sleep problems may surface for some after clocks were moved forward an hour Sunday morning for Daylight Saving Time because many people have difficulty changing their body clocks, a sleep expert says.” It’s always good to exercise and …

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Sleep Study – Behavioral and Physiological Consequences of Sleep Restriction

DID YOU KNOW? “Recent experiments reveal that following days of chronic restriction of sleep duration below 7 hours per night, significant daytime cognitive dysfunction accumulates to levels comparable to that found after severe acute total sleep deprivation.” “There is ample scientific evidence to support the conclusion that sleep is an essential physiological need state that must …

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Money may not buy happiness, but can it buy sleep?

They say money can’t buy happiness. Although I’ve never seen anyone frowning on a jet ski, there’s another important link between quality of life and money. It’s no surprise that people who live in poverty have quality of life challenges and increased health crises. This article looks at the link between poverty’s effect on sleep …

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How much do you trust your pilot when you board a plane?

Pilots May Get Grounded Over Sleep Apnea Ever think about the pilot and co-pilot who fly the plane you’re in? Are they alert? Well rested? Or are they sleep deprived, distracted and unfocused? While airline disasters are rare, pilot error does contribute to plane crashes. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is taking notice. “Overweight pilots and …

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Oral Appliance Therapy / CPAP Comparison Diagram

This diagram comparing CPAP and Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) was published in Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine (2009) in an article titled “Oral appliance treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: an update” by Andrew S.L. Chana and Peter A. Cistulli. (It can be found on page 594). Despite the better PSG results, CPAP ranks lower on …

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Are we are over-diagnosing our kids with ADHD?

What if it’s actually sleep deprivation caused by a sleep disorder like sleep apnea? The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine has research that supports this possibility. From a CNN post: “We as orthodontists and dentists who see children regularly have an opportunity to recognize the possibility that a child is at risk for sleep apnea …

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DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW? “Recent experiments reveal that following days of chronic restriction of sleep duration below 7 hours per night, significant daytime cognitive dysfunction accumulates to levels comparable to that found after severe acute total sleep deprivation.” – Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 2007; 3(5):519-528.(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1978335/) Did you also know that a CHEST journal study showed that …

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Sleep apnea therapy improves appearance

Sleep apnea therapy improves appearance By DrBicuspid Staff September 16, 2013 — People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear more alert, youthful and attractive after two months of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, according to a new study in Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (September 15, 2013, Vol. 9:9, pp. 845-852). Researchers at the University of Michigan studied 20 …

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