Obstructive sleep apnea can affect your daily productivity

Wall-shaking snores, lapses in breathing, constant tossing and turning. What may seem like your everyday sleep problems could be pointing towards a more serious condition – a condition that affects more than sleep, but the very ability to function as an effective employee throughout the already demanding work week. Up to a third of Americans live with a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder many aren’t aware they’re experiencing due t o its subtle symptoms. OSA occurs…
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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
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...
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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
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
(Umea University) People who snore may have extensive tissue damage in the nerves and muscles of the soft palate. This can in turn create problems with swallowing and contribute to development of sleep apnea. Treatment strategies aimed at early intervention to stop snoring might have beneficial effects in healing or preventing development of sleep apnea. These findings are explained in a new dissertation at Ume å University, Sweden.
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CONCLUSIONS: This study did not affirm that patients with OSA experienced a higher incidence of oxygen desaturation or respiratory symptoms despite receiving additional monitoring in PACU. PMID: 29754874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research
The spectrum of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) ranges from mild snoring to obstructive sleep apnea, the most severe form of SDB. Current recommendations are to treat these women with continuous positive airway pressure despite limited data. SDB in early and mid-pregnancy is associated with preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. Pregnant women with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea at delivery were at significantly increased risk of having cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, pulmonary embolism, and in-hospital death. These effects were exacerbated in the presence of obesity. Postpartum, these women are at risk ...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1648248 Introduction Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a sleep disorder caused by an excessive narrowing of the pharyngeal airway that also collapses during inspiration, with an important role played by the lateral pharyngeal wall in the development of the obstruction. Objective To describe our surgical experience with modified expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty (MESP) in the management of lateral collapse in upper airway multilevel surgery. Methods A total of 20 patients with moderate to severe OSAS were recruited in the Ear, Nose and Throat (E...
Source: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has acquired NightBalance, a digital health scale-up company based in the Netherlands, that has developed an innovative, easy to use device to treat positional obstructive sleep apnea and positional snoring. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Source: eHealth News EU - Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news
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