Effect of oropharyngeal exercises and Pranayama on snoring, daytime sleepiness and quality of sleep in patients with moderate obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Conclusions: Oropharyngeal exercises and Pranayama are effective in reducing snoring and daytime sleepiness .its also effective in improving in quality of sleep in patients suffering from OSAS.Keywords: obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, daytime sleepiness, oropharyngeal exercises, PSQI.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Physiotherapists Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Patients with 22q11.2DS are medically complex and are at increased risk of OSA at baseline. Wide PPF surgery for severe VPD does not significantly increase risk of OSA. Careful perioperative planning is essential to optimize both speech and sleep outcomes. PMID: 31973553 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research
uel M Abstract PURPOSE: Patient characteristics associated with difficult tracheal intubation using a flexible bronchoscope (FB) under general anesthesia have not been prospectively evaluated. This observational study aimed to identify demographic and morphologic factors associated with difficult FB intubation. METHODS: We recruited 420 adult elective surgery patients undergoing tracheal intubation during general anesthesia. Patients characteristics were recorded including age, sex, weight, height, body mass index, American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status, history of snoring, obstructive sleep ap...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research
This study shows reducing excess fat in general can reduce tongue size,” said Dr. Raj Dasgupta, a sleep specialist at Keck Medicine at the University of Southern California, who was not involved in the study. In the new paper, the researchers used MRI imaging to measure the effect on upper airways of a 10% weight loss in 67 obese patients. The images showed reducing tongue fat was the primary reason overall sleep apnea scores improved by 31%. “In fact, the more tongue fat you lost, the more your apnea improved,” said Schwab, who is the co-director of the Penn Sleep Center at Penn Medicine. Costs of sleep ...
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Publication date: January 2020Source: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Volume 157, Issue 1Author(s): Anette M.C. Fransson, Claudia Benavente-Lundahl, Göran IsacssonIntroductionThis 10-year prospective cephalometric study evaluates the influence of a mandibular protruding device (MPD) in people with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.MethodsA baseline study population of 77 people was followed biennially. After 10 years, 65 people (45 MPD users and 20 stopped-MPD users) were reexamined. At baseline and after 10 years, a lateral cephalogram was taken in the upright position.Result...
Source: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Increased frequency of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in Behçet's syndrome patients with superior vena cava syndrome. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2019 Nov-Dec;37 Suppl 121(6):132-136 Authors: Gokturk A, Esatoglu SN, Atahan E, Hamuryudan V, Yazici H, Seyahi E Abstract OBJECTIVES: Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is a medical emergency which can also be seen in Behçet's syndrome (BS). Having noted that BS patients with SVCS frequently complained of sleep disturbances, snoring and sleep apnea, suggesting obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), we formally surveyed the risk for OSA among BS patients. ...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn our AF population, SA was highly prevalent and predominantly obstructive. The high prevalence of SA detected in this study may indicate that SA is under-recognized in patients with AF. None of the screening questionnaires predicted SA reliably.
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionThere was a high prevalence of OSA in patients with mild-moderate AD. OSA was not associated with sleepiness or worse cognitive function. APOE ε4 was not related to the presence or severity of OSA. Further longitudinal studies will be required to evaluate whether OSA impairs cognitive evolution in AD patients.
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The consequences of ignoring the condition can be severe, but the health system puts up barriers to treatment.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Apnea (Sleep Disorder) Health Insurance and Managed Care Traffic Accidents and Safety Snoring Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Snoring with an increase in respiratory effort without apneas and hypopneas and parent-reported daytime sleepiness may be linked to daytime symptoms. School-aged children with PS are at risk for behavioral and attentional problems, but not cognitive impairments. PMID: 31813961 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Clinically detectable fluid overload and shift are prevalent in patients addressed for suspected OSA, and evening sock marks, a marker for leg swelling, is an independent correlate of moderate-to-severe OSA. This sign might contribute to OSA diagnosis and identification of patients likely to be treated by interventions targeting fluid overload and shift. PMID: 31813134 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
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