Headphones you SLEEP in to help banish snoring

People with sleep apnoea can breathe a sigh of relief - almost literally - after ENT experts in Maryland, USA, devised a new device to banish snoring.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: Guideline and nursing care plan specific to OSA in the perioperative setting improved patient outcomes. PMID: 29784265 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research
AbstractYoga is an ancient Indian practice of mental and physical exercises (syn: asanas), postures (syn: mudras), movements and breathing techniques which sustain healthy living of the body and the mind. It incorporates various exercises of breathing, oropharyngeal structures and facial expressions, the physiology and effect of which are comparable to international physiotherapy recommendations in treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) i.e. to preserve upper airway patency by maintaining airway dilator muscle tone. Preliminary results show that yoga can be an effective and constructive alternative to physiotherapy for...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
SLEEP is one of the most important activities of the day, and can help reduce your risk of developing conditions like dementia. However, getting enough can be difficult if your snoring keeps waking up you, and everyone nearby. Try these three tips to get some quiet shut-eye.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
We report the case of a 79-year-old man with severe, undiagnosed OSA who inhaled his fixed dental bridge during sleep. The inhaled foreign body came to rest in the lumen of the left main stem bronchus. The association of obesity with a body mass index of 30kg/m2, snoring with breathing pauses reported by his partner, nocturia, morning headache and an Epworth score of 11 led to polysomnography which confirmed OSA with an apnoea/hypopnoea index of 53 per hour. This case report emphasises that OSA may constitute a risk fact for foreign body inhalation in elderly subjects due to arousal-induced hyperventilation following the a...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
The prevalence of obese children with sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is increasing. Obesity and SDB are independent cardiovascular risk factors, of which arterial stiffness is an early sign. Pulse wave velocity (PWV), is a marker of arterial stiffness and central systolic blood pressure (cSBP) is a better predictor of cardiovascular outcome than peripheral blood pressure. Therefore, we aimed to determine PWV and cSBP in overweight/obese or normal weight children with sleep disordered breathing (SDB), and non-snoring normal weight controls.
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundRetropalatal region might be considered the most common site of obstruction in patients with snoring and OSA. We aimed at presentation of two combined techniques: modified anterior palatoplasty (MAP) and bilateral double suspension suture (DSS).MethodsThis prospective study was conducted on OSA patients with retro-palatal collapse only that was confirmed by nasoendoscopy during Muller ’s maneuver and drug induced sleep endoscopy. MAP and DSS were performed for all patients. Preoperative and 6 months after surgery, all patients underwent fiber-optic nasoendoscopy using the Muller maneuver and po...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Retropalatal region might be considered the most common site of obstruction in patients with snoring and OSA. We aimed at presentation of two combined techniques: modified anterior palatoplasty (MAP) and bilateral double suspension suture (DSS). METHODS: This prospective study was conducted on OSA patients with retro-palatal collapse only that was confirmed by nasoendoscopy during Muller's maneuver and drug induced sleep endoscopy. MAP and DSS were performed for all patients. Preoperative and 6 months after surgery, all patients underwent fiber-optic nasoendoscopy using the Muller ma...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
This study seeks to determine the objective and subjective success rates of anterior palatoplasty and its variants for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). A systematic review with two independent searches of Medline, PubMed, Cochrane Library and Evidence Based Medicine Reviews was performed to identify publications relevant to OSA and anterior palatoplasty. All relevant studies published before 30 June 2015 were included. Six studies were included in the systematic review. The numbers of patients in each paper ranged from 13 to 77 (total = 240), and mean age ranged from 21 to 51 years. Substantial and consiste...
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research
Study Objectives:To compare classification of hypopneas as obstructive or central based on an effort signal derived from surface chest wall electromyography (CW-EMG-EF) coupled with airflow amplitude versus classification using The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events: Rules, Terminology and Technical Specifications (AASM Scoring Manual) criteria; and to characterize hypopneas classified as obstructive versus central using a resistance surrogate.Methods:CW-EMG was recorded in the eighth intercostal space at the right midaxillary line. Five hypopneas were randomly selected from 65 consecutive adult cli...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionSchool-age children aged    1/h and mouth breathing scored>  4 points were more likely to receive AT during the disease process and thus require increased attention.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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