WATCH: New technology could help stop snoring

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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Last week I wrote about my approach to assessing sleep problems in those with persistent pain. As an ex-insomniac I’ve spent a while learning about sleep so I can understand what’s going on, and why sleep can be such a problem. In this week’s post I want to dig a little deeper into what’s going on with poor sleep, as well as some of the unique features of sleep in people experiencing persistent pain. Having reviewed the five main areas that are fundamental (and can/should be assessed by anyone working with people who experience persistent pain), the next area I want to look at with people is mood. T...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Assessment Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Health Pain conditions Research biopsychosocial coping disability function pain management treatment Source Type: blogs
Insomnia, snoring, and other sleep problems are associated with decreased work productivity.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news
Conclusions:Snore sounds carry sufficient information to detect the presence of OSA during NREM and REM sleep. Because the methods used include technology that is fully automated and sensors that do not have a physical connection to the patient, it has potential for OSA screening in the home environment. The accuracy of the method can be improved by developing sex-specific models.Citation:Akhter S, Abeyratne UR, Swarnkar V, Hukins C. Snore sound analysis can detect the presence of obstructive sleep apnea specific to NREM or REM sleep.J Clin Sleep Med. 2018;14(6):991–1003.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Background: Mandibular advancement devices (MAD) are effective in reducing apnea episodes and they are frequently used as first-line therapy in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. Objectives: The MAD must be used every night for a lifetime and since it performs its function discharging the forces on dental elements the aim of this systematic review was to identify the dental and skeletal long-term side effects of MAD therapy and to evaluate the influence of time on them in OSA or snoring patients. Search Methods: An electronic search was performed in MEDLINE, Cochrane Database, Google Schola...
Source: European Journal of Orthodontics - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Eur J Orthod Source Type: research
Objective: To determine the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in a prospective cohort of patients with spontaneous CSF (sCSF) leaks of the temporal bone. Study Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients: Consecutive sCSF leak patients (21) over a 3-year period. Four patients presented with a history of OSA and 17 patients were prospectively offered polysomnogram (PSG) testing during the initial clinic encounter. Intervention: Level I PSG. Main Outcome Measures: Patient characteristics (age, sex, body mass index), apnea hypopnea index (AHI), presence of snoring, and...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research
“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.”— Anthony Burgess
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeUpper airway stimulation (UAS) is an alternative second-line treatment option for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In our substudy of a previous multicentre study of patients implanted with UAS, we focused on patient-related outcomes like Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), the Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire (FOSQ), snoring and personal satisfaction 6 and 12  months after the implantation.Methods60 patients, who were initially non-adherent to CPAP and implanted with UAS, were included in a prospective multicentre study. Data were collected preoperative, 6 and 12  months after im...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Drug induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) is hoped to identify reasons of failure of adenotonsillectomy (AT) in treating pediatric sleep disordered breathing (SDB). Maxillomandibular disproportion has been studied a...
Source: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Original research article Source Type: research
The aim of this study was to assess cardiovascular autonomic modulation in children with upper airway obstruction (UAO), to compare it to non-snoring children, and to investigate the effect of adenotonsillectomy.
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
SLEEP position can affect back pain, arthritis joint pain, and even improve your snoring habit. Whether it ’s on your front, on your back, or on your side, each position brings different health benefits and complications, but some are better at helping you to fall asleep. Why should you never sleep on your stomach?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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