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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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The aim of this study was to assess the outcomes of patients who treated with the relatively new surgical procedures; anterior palatoplasty (AP), Cahali lateral pharyngoplasty (CLP), and expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty (ESP) for habitual snoring or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is very common sleep problem, and it is associated with serious morbidities such as cardiovascular diseases and metabolic diseases. Overnight polysomnography (PSG) is the gold standard test for OSA, but it is expensive and requires specific facilities and equipment. Thus, novel screening methods are needed for effective diagnosis and follow-up in OSA.ObjectivesThe aims of the study were to investigate the urinary metabolic signatures and identify potential urine markers for OSA using a mass spectrometry (MS)-based assay for targeted metabolomics.MethodsUrine samples were co...
Source: Metabolomics - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Nocturnal enuresis and sleep disordered breathing are common childhood problems that are reported to be associated with each other. Sleep disordered breathing is often found in children with upper airway obstruction and, according to some studies, its presence is associated with an increased risk of nocturnal enuresis. Respiration during sleep in children with therapy-resistant enuresis, but no history of snoring or sleep apneas, has previously been investigated, and subclinical signs of disordered respiration were found in this group.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
This study evaluated the necessity of examining the upper airway in children with nocturnal enuresis. 225 children (aged 5 –16 years), who were referred from the urology outpatient clinic between May 2015 and May 2016 and who had completed toilet training, were included in this study. Participants were separated into monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (MNE) (group 1) and without MNE (group 2) groups. Tonsil hypertrop hy, adenoid vegetation, septal deviation, turbinate hypertrophy, allergic rhinitis, upper airway obstruction, and snoring etiology were assessed. In total, 112 children with MNE (group 1) participat...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: Although bilevel positive airway pressure (Bilevel PAP) therapy is usually used for overlap syndrome (OS), there is still a portion of OS patients in whom Bilevel PAP therapy could not simultaneously eliminate residual apnea events and hypercapnia. The current study was expected to explore whether auto-trilevel positive airway pressure (auto-trilevel PAP) therapy with auto-adjusting end expiratory positive airway pressure (EEPAP) can serve as a better alternative for these patients. METHODS: From January of 2014 to June of 2016, 32 hypercapnic OS patients with stable chronic obstructive pulm...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeAlthough bilevel positive airway pressure (Bilevel PAP) therapy is usually used for overlap syndrome (OS), there is still a portion of OS patients in whom Bilevel PAP therapy could not simultaneously eliminate residual apnea events and hypercapnia. The current study was expected to explore whether auto-trilevel positive airway pressure (auto-trilevel PAP) therapy with auto-adjusting end expiratory positive airway pressure (EEPAP) can serve as a better alternative for these patients.MethodsFrom January of 2014 to June of 2016, 32 hypercapnic OS patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
DiscussionObstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is defined as a “disorder of breathing during sleep characterized by prolonged partial upper airway obstruction and/or intermittent complete obstruction (obstructive apnea) that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep and normal sleep patterns.” It is different than primary snoring which is snoring without apnea, sleep arousals, or problems with gas exchange. OSAS symptoms include snoring (often with snorts, gasps or pauses), disturbed sleep (often frequent arousals) and daytime neurobehavioral problems. Sleepiness during the day can occur but is less common in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
AbstractPurposeUntil now, information has been rare on the association of serum uric acid (SUA) with self-reported snoring. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore the sex-specific relationship between SUA and self-reported snoring in a general Chinese population.MethodsA large cross-sectional study of 10,912 participants aged ≥35 years old were recruited from rural areas of Liaoning Province in China during 2012 to 2013. SUA were divided into quartiles separated for males and females. Anthropometric measurements and blood biochemical indexes were examined according to standard protocols. Sleep duration...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: Until now, information has been rare on the association of serum uric acid (SUA) with self-reported snoring. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore the sex-specific relationship between SUA and self-reported snoring in a general Chinese population. METHODS: A large cross-sectional study of 10,912 participants aged ≥35 years old were recruited from rural areas of Liaoning Province in China during 2012 to 2013. SUA were divided into quartiles separated for males and females. Anthropometric measurements and blood biochemical indexes were examined according to standard proto...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
Authors: Kim DS, Lee CL, Ahn YM Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate the frequency of childhood sleep problems at pediatric clinics in Seoul and Gyeonggi provinces. METHODS: Children (n=936) and their parents who visited 5 primary and 1 secondary pediatric outpatient clinics were invited to complete a Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire. RESULTS: Among patients, 901 (96.3%) answered questionnaires in sufficient detail for evaluation. The participant's mean age was 4.35±3.02 years (range, 0-18 years). The male to female ratio was 1:0.93 (466 boys, 435 girls). Habitual snoring (>3 day/week) was reported in 16...
Source: Korean Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Korean J Pediatr Source Type: research
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