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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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Publication date: March 2018 Source:Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 41 Author(s): Takahiro Emoto, Udantha R. Abeyratne, Kenichiro Kawano, Takuya Okada, Osamu Jinnouchi, Ikuji Kawata Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is known to cause daytime drowsiness and an association with diseases such as Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. A polysomnography (PSG) test is the traditional method for diagnosing OSAHS. However, this test is expensive, inconvenient, and requires the placement of body contact sensors during sleep. Recently, in several studies, the snoring/breathing episode...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Recently, the orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) has appeared as a possible alternative treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Systematic reviews are required to achieve scientific evidence, seeking to direct the decision on therapeutic issues. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature about the OMT proposals in adults with OSA related to symptoms and physiological parameters. Data sources were Lilacs, MEDLINE, Pubmed, Cochrane and Scielo using the descriptors: obstructive sleep apnea; myofunctional therapy; oropharyngeal exercises; breathing exercises; upper airway exercises; spee...
Source: Revista CEFAC - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Authors: Chua W, Chediak AD Abstract Preview A group of women are talking about their husbands' sleep habits. Tossing, turning, snoring, and falling asleep in the easy chair right after dinner come up. Then someone says, "What really bothers me is when he quits breathing." Several other spouses agree. What they may not know is that this is sleep apnea, which can have serious consequences if left untreated. Drs Chua and Chediak discuss risk factors, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. PMID: 29206527 [PubMed]
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: We were able to observe the vibrations of soft tissue and the modeled airflow by applying the finite element methods. Future studies could focus on improving the soft tissues vibration compliances by adjusting the model parameters. Additionally, more attention should be paid to vibrational components below 20 Hz when performing an acoustic analysis of human snore sounds due to the presence of these frequencies in this model. PMID: 29204444 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
The present statement was produced by a European Respiratory Society Task Force to summarise the evidence and current practice on the diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in children aged 1–23 months. A systematic literature search was completed and 159 articles were summarised to answer clinically relevant questions. SDB is suspected when symptoms or abnormalities related to upper airway obstruction are identified. Morbidity (pulmonary hypertension, growth delay, behavioural problems) and coexisting conditions (feeding difficulties, recurrent otitis media) may be present. SDB...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep medicine, Paediatric pulmonology Original Articles: ERS statement Source Type: research
Conclusion: Almost 60% SDB patients had severe OSA and almost 35% of all SDB patients had an AHI>60/hr. AF in our series is very uncommon present in only 0.5 % patients of SDB. Indians had relatively higher OSA severity than African patients. Also MPT and ESS were significantly higher among Indians
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems Source Type: research
This study aims to (1) determine the prevalence of OSA among symptomatic subjects with SSS and (2) compare clinical features of OSA between patients with and without SSS.Methods: Subjects (n=144) referred to the sleep unit (Pneumology Department - La Rabta University Hospital - Tunis) with clinical suspicion of OSA were included. All patients had a physical exanimation, a spirometry and a nocturnal polygraphy. The prevalence of OSA in subjects with and without SSS was calculated. The study population was then divided into two groups: G1 (OSA with SSS) and G2 (OSA without SSS). The 2 groups were compared according to age, s...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and Control of Breathing Source Type: research
Conclusion: OSA parameters such as AHI, ODI, duration of saturation below 90%, and minimum oxygen saturation contributed to NAFLD progress. Patients with severe nocturnal hypoxemia should be closely assessed for development of NAFLD and those with OSA and a suspicion of hepatosteatosis should have liver ultrasonography.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and Control of Breathing Source Type: research
Conclusions: Despite women had greater obesity index, the severity of OSA were lower than in men. Symptoms were also different, women had more daytime tiredness, non-repairing or fragmented sleep, and insomnia We didnt find significant differences in moderate-severe sleepiness between genders. We have lower rate of CPAP indication in woman
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and Control of Breathing Source Type: research
The role of body weight in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is well known although the mechanisms through which this occurs remain a subject of discussion. Our hospital employs routine screening for OSA in bariatric surgery candidates regardless of sleep complaints.Our aim was to compare morbidly obese patients (body mass index (BMI) ≥ 40kg/m2) with and without OSA regarding age, sleepiness (using the Epworth scale and considered positive if>12/24), smoking habits, snoring and medical comorbidities.Patients were screened with a type III cardio-respiratory polygraphy. Out of a total of 264 screened patie...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and Control of Breathing Source Type: research
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