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ABC News' Paula Faris tests the new Smart Nora device and offers less expensive suggestions for a better night's sleep.
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle Source Type: news

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Researchers from Harvard University found that daytime sleepiness and sleep apnoea is linked to impaired attention, memory and thinking in people who are genetically susceptible to Alzheimer's.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionThe nasal cannula showed poor reliability and accuracy for measuring snoring. Level of Evidence2b. Laryngoscope, 2017
Source: The Laryngoscope - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a sleep-related breathing disorder, characterized by repetitive airway obstructions, causing disruptive snoring and daytime sleepiness. Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA), which enlarges the upper airway, is a therapeutic surgical approach. However, no study has performed an upper airway sub-region analysis using validated three-dimensional (3D) anatomical and technical limits on cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). Hence, this prospective, observational trial was performed to evaluate 3D volumetric changes in the upper airway according to validated 3D cephalometric landmarks, before and...
Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Clinical Paper Source Type: research
Conclusion: Multifeature analysis is a promising means to help identify the anatomical mechanisms of snore sound generation in individual subjects. Significance: This paper describes a novel approach for the machine-based multifeature classification of the excitation location of snore sounds in the upper airway.
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
The objectives of this article are to review the interactions between obesity and OSA, including the increased cardiovascular risk, and highlight the importance of using OSA diagnosis as a critical time to address obesity itself and other cardiovascular risk factors. DISCUSSION: Snoring and symptoms of OSA frequently worsen during periods of rapid weight gain. Obesity and metabolic factors (eg hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, insulin resistance) are commonly present at the time of OSA diagnosis. Severe OSA is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) tre...
Source: Australian Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Aust Fam Physician Source Type: research
AbstractSleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is relatively common in general population as well as in patients with neuromuscular disease. SDB comprises a wide spectrum of disorders varying from simple snoring to complete closure of the upper airway as seen in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). It includes also other disorders like prolonged hypoxemia, hypoventilation, and central sleep apnoea (CSA). Neuromuscular diseases (NMD) form a group of disorders that can cause significant reduction in the quality and span of life. The involvement of respiratory system in the context of these disorders is the most serious complication, an...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is relatively common in general population as well as in patients with neuromuscular disease. SDB comprises a wide spectrum of disorders varying from simple snoring to complete closure of the upper airway as seen in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). It includes also other disorders like prolonged hypoxemia, hypoventilation, and central sleep apnoea (CSA). Neuromuscular diseases (NMD) form a group of disorders that can cause significant reduction in the quality and span of life. The involvement of respiratory system in the context of these disorders is the most serious compli...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
Objective: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been identified as the most common secondary contributing factor for the development and worsening of hypertension. However, the underlying relationships between blood pressure variability (BPV) and OSA are still not very clear. Therefore, we investigated the influences of OSA on BPV in hypertensive patients and explored the potential pathophysiologic mechanisms. Participants and methods: Ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring was carried out and polysomnography was performed to detect sleep apnea. A total of 86 hypertensive individuals were divided into patients without OSA...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects up to 26% of US adults, is often undiagnosed, and increases perioperative morbidity. We hypothesized that patients screened on the day of surgery as moderate/high risk for OSA (S-OSA) present similar perioperative respiratory complications, hospital use, and mortality than patients with previously diagnosed OSA (D-OSA). Second, we hypothesized that both OSA groups have more respiratory complications than No-OSA patients. METHODS: The electronic medical database from 1 academic and 2 community hospitals was retrospectively queried to identify adults un...
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
Abstract IntroductionThe effects of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on the metabolic system are not well understood, especially in children. Recent studies have provided evidence of the modulation of insulin action by branched‐chain amino acids (BCAAs) and suggested novel mechanistic relationships between glucose and amino acid metabolic pathways. We hypothesized that plasma BCAA levels may serve as biomarkers of insulin resistance and metabolic dysfunction in children with OSA. MethodsA polysomnography was conducted for the diagnosis of OSA in 90 snoring children, in a tertiary hospital. Anthropometric and clinical data w...
Source: Pediatric Pulmonology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE: SLEEP & BREATHING Source Type: research
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