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.
Polysomnography (PSG) is the widely used diagnostic method of sleep medicine. The recorded parameters are the EEG, eye movements, muscle tone, different cardiorespiratory parameters (nasal air flow, breathing effort, ECG, oxygen saturation, etc.), body position, snoring and limb movements.On the base of the recorded parameters the alteration of the sleep architecture and background pathology can be determined. The polysomnographic abnormalities are described in the guidelines. The main challenge of PSG is the interpretation of these result.
Publication date: Available online 14 August 2017 Source:Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery Author(s): Mario Mantovani, Daniela Carioli, Sara Torretta, Vittorio Rinaldi, Tullio Ibba, Lorenzo Pignataro Recently, new conservative and non-resective surgical techniques, including palatopharyngeal surgical lifting and suspension (the ‘Roman blinds technique’) and modular barbed snore surgery (MBSS), have been successfully introduced for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). This pilot longitudinal study describes our preliminary experience with the ‘Alianza technique’ (the simul...
This cohort study evaluates the association between obstructive sleep apnea and coagulation disorders in patients with snoring or sleep apnea.
Findings for detection of sleep apnea among habitually snoring children
ConclusionInsomnia could be associated with hearing impairment in workers who are exposed to occupational noise. Additionally, insomnia may be associated with decreased hearing at low frequencies. Especially, more efforts are required to improve the quality of sleep for workers who are exposed to loud occupational noise. Further well- designed prospective studies are needed to clarify the relationship between insomnia and hearing impairment.
Recently, new conservative and non-resective surgical techniques, including palatopharyngeal surgical lifting and suspension (the ‘Roman blinds technique’) and modular barbed snore surgery (MBSS), have been successfully introduced for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). This pilot longitudinal study describes our preliminary experience with the ‘Alianza technique’ (the simultaneous use of Roman bl inds and MBSS) in mild to moderate OSAS patients with concentric pharyngeal collapse at the velum, previously documented by means of drug-induced sleep endoscopy.
(University of Chicago Medical Center) Computer analysis of oxygen levels in the blood during sleep could -- by itself -- provide an easy, relatively inexpensive and sufficiently reliable way to determine which children who snore habitually could benefit from a diagnosis and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. This approach was most accurate for children with severe apnea.
CONCLUSIONS: Neural network-based automated analyses of nSpO2 recordings provide accurate identification of OSA severity among habitually snoring children with a high pre-test probability of OSA. Thus, nocturnal oximetry may enable a simple and effective diagnostic alternative to NPSG leading to more timely interventions and potentially improved outcomes. PMID: 28759260 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Yang KI, Kim JH, Hwangbo Y, Koo DL, Kim D, Hwang KJ, Hong SB Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There has been no nationwide population-based study of the prevalence of self-perceived snoring/apnea in Korean adolescents. The purpose of this study was to estimate prevalence of self-perceived snoring/apnea in Korean high-school students and to evaluate their association with daytime sleepiness. METHODS: An online survey was used to investigate 12,672 students at 75 high schools across the 15 nationwide districts of South Korea. The variables were obtained using a self-reported questionnaire. The students a...
(Natural News) A new study conducted by researchers at Harvard University showed that snoring while sleeping is correlated with the risk of contracting Alzheimer’s disease as it was found that people who are at-risk of the condition are more susceptible to it when they constantly experience difficulty in breathing while they’re asleep. Daytime sleepiness and sleep...