Night-time face masks to tackle snoring can help millions with sleep apnoea, scientists claim 

The mask is part of a CPAP machine, already given to people with severe apnoea. This is the first time experts at Imperial College London have found it could be useful to treat mild apnoea.
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ConclusionThe prevalence of SDB is high in children living in both settings but associated risk factors may vary. Children residing in rural areas should also be screened for sleep-disordered breathing during routine health visits.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of SDB is high in children living in both settings but associated risk factors may vary. Children residing in rural areas should also be screened for sleep-disordered breathing during routine health visits. PMID: 33030645 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
Conclusions:Playing a wind instrument and singing may have a small but positive effect on sleep disorders. Considering the practicality and investment of (rehearsal) time, didgeridoo and singing are the most promising interventions to reduce obstructive sleep apnea and snoring, respectively. However, the results of this review are based on few studies and the synthesis of the evidence is graded to have low certainty.Citation:van der Weijden FN, Lobbezoo F, Slot DE. The effect of playing a wind instrument or singing on risk of sleep apnea: a systematic review and meta-analysis.J Clin Sleep Med. 2020;16(9):1591 –1601. 
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This study therefore aimed to test the acute effects of a single bout of RMT, with and without IH, on resting blood pressure (BP) and sleep. Fourteen prehypertensive elderly performed a 60-min session of (a) intermittent voluntary normocapnic hyperpnea (HYP) alone, (b) HYP in combination with IH (HYP&IH) and (c) a sham intervention in randomized order. BP, hemodynamics, heart rate variability (HRV), cardiac baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) and pulse wave velocity (PWV) were assessed before and 15, 30 and 45 min after each intervention. Variables of sleep were assessed with actigraphy, pulse oximetry and with questionnaires dur...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Who do you think understands more about bipolar disorder: a psychiatrist or a patient with the illness? In this Not Crazy podcast, we discuss whether a patient can be considered a mental health expert without all the credentials after their name. Today we invite writer and bipolar advocate Natasha Tracy — who also has bipolar disorder — to the show to give her opinion. Would you seek advice from a patient? Join us for an in-depth discussion on mental health patients as experts. (Transcript Available Below) Subscribe to Our Show! And Please Remember to Rate &Review Us!   Guest Information for &lsquo...
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Who do you think understands more about bipolar disorder: a psychiatrist or a patient with the illness? In this Not Crazy podcast, we discuss whether a patient can be considered a mental health expert without all the credentials after their name. Today we invite writer and bipolar advocate Natasha Tracy — who also has bipolar disorder — to the show to give her opinion. Would you seek advice from a patient? Join us for an in-depth discussion on mental health patients as experts. (Transcript Available Below) Subscribe to Our Show! And Please Remember to Rate &Review Us!   Guest Information for &lsquo...
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Authors: Feitoza CC, Coelho N, Costa N, Ponte A, Azevedo W PMID: 32966245 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthodontics : JCO - Category: Dentistry Tags: J Clin Orthod Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesWe aimed to investigate the relationship between the presence and severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSAS) and smoking by using pulmonary function tests and polysomnographic data.MethodsThis analytical cross ‐sectional study was done by retrospectively examining the files of patients who applied to the Meram Medical Faculty Chest Diseases Sleep Laboratory between 07.01.2016‐30.12.2018. Three‐hundred and thirty‐three patients who were diagnosed with OSAS or simple snoring by polysomnography (PSG) were included in the study.ResultsThose involved in the study; 17.1% were simple snoring [apnea ‐hy...
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Conclusions: The "Firefly" app based sensing technology offers the potential to significantly lower the barrier of entry to OSA screening, as no hardware (other than the user's personal smartphone) is required. Additionally, multi-night analysis is possible in the home environment, without requiring the wearing of a portable PSG or other home sleep test (HST). PMID: 32944361 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between insomnia phenotype and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in young and middle-aged patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). METHODS: Those patients admitted due to snoring and exam...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
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