obstructive sleep apnea

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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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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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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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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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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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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