Health Tip: If You Have Sleep Apnea
-- Sleep apnea -- when you stop breathing for short periods during sleep -- can leave you tired and feeling run down while you're awake. So what should you do? The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommends: Visiting your doctor regularly...
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The need for a home sleep apnea test must be determined using the patient's medical history plus a face-to-face (in-person or telemedicine) exam by …
Yang Shey-Shi Lu Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder, and the most common type is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Untreated OSA will cause lots of potential health problems. Oral appliance therapy is an effective and popular approach for OSA treatment, but making a perfect fit for each patient is time-consuming and decreases its efficiency considerably. This paper proposes a System-on-a-Chip (SoC) enabled sleep monitoring system in a smart oral appliance, which is capable of intelligently collecting the physiological data about tongue movement through the whole therapy. A tunneling sensor array with an ultra-high...
Conclusions The current literature supports isolated mandibular advancement as an efficacious treatment modality for adult OSA in select patients with mandibular insufficiency.
Conclusions Our results suggest an association between the presence and severity of sleep apneas and cardiac visceral adiposity in HF patients.
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A new position statement published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) describes the appropriate clinical use of a home sleep apnea test (HSAT).
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is common in patients with heart failure (HF), contributes to the progression of cardiac disease and is associated to adverse prognosis. Previous evidences indicate that epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is independently associated with sleep apnea in obese individuals. We explored the relationship between SDB and EAT in HF patients.
ConclusionYoung obese children should be assessed for OSA. A history of snoring and daytime sleepiness may be useful indicators to facilitate triage for a PSG, especially in resource-limited settings.
The objective of this study was to systematically review the international literature for mandibular advancement surgeries (MAS) as treatment for adult OSA, and then to perform a meta-analysis.
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CONCLUSION: Young obese children should be assessed for OSA. A history of snoring and daytime sleepiness may be useful indicators to facilitate triage for a PSG, especially in resource-limited settings. PMID: 29027646 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]