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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CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that postural balance in OSAS patients is impaired even in the very first hours of the day, and that the severity of the disease has an impact on postural balance. PMID: 31793660 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neurol Neurochir Pol Source Type: research
ConclusionsParent-reported snoring (≥3 nights/week) does not seem to be associated with an adverse effect on the early development of deciduous dentition, but snoring children seem to have more convex profile than nonsnorers. Snoring is a mild sign of sleep-disordered breathing, and in the present study its short time lapse may not have had adequate functional impact on occlusion.
Source: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Patients interested in testing themselves at home for sleep apnea now have a few more options. Earlier this year Itamar Medical Ltd. introduced its third-generation WatchPAT home sleep apnea test (HSAT), the WatchPAT 300, and in June 2019, it debuted WatchPAT ONE, which the company calls the first and only disposable HSAT in the market. This month Blue Shield of California (BSC) and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Plan (BCBS FEP) included WatchPAT as a covered HSAT, Itamar reported in a news release. It added that changes in the U.S. Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMS) 2020 Fee Schedule are expect...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news
Introduction: In recent years, the prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in the Indian population has increased. Despite this surge, the awareness of OSA in our population is low.Aims: To determine the predisposing risk factors and awareness of OSA in an unselected Indian population.Methods: An Internet-based questionnaire consisting of 14 questions pertaining to various facets of OSA was administered to 1006 subjects via several social media platforms. Given the difficulties in measuring neck circumference in an internet-based survey, a STOP-BAG score was calculated instead of a STOP-BANG score. Increased risk of OS...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and control of breathing Source Type: research
Conclusions: Of two commonly used questionnaires to screen for SA, neither the SBQ nor the BQ questionnaire discriminated well between those with or without SA in patients with PAF. Until better screening tools are available PG or PSG needs to be used to detect SA in these patients.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and control of breathing Source Type: research
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
This study was conducted among consecutive adults, who were admitted to the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul between November 2015 and October 2018. Participants answered the questionnaires and underwent a sleep study with cardiorespiratory polygraphy. OSA was defined as an Apnoe-Hypopnoe-Index (AHI)≥15/h.In all, 1042 adults (334 women; 32.1%) were included. OSA was diagnosed in 589 (56.5%). In the OSA group, women were older (53.7±11.5 vs 47.8± 12.8 yrs; p
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and control of breathing Source Type: research
Background: OSAS is a common sleep disorder characterized by upper airway obstruction during sleep associated with daytime sleepiness. In Italy, limited data are available about epidemiological relevance of OSAS and health implications.Aim: Evaluate epidemiological and clinical features of an outpatient population attending our Sleep Disorders Clinic ("Monaldi" Hospital-Naples).Methods: We retrospectively studied, 400 patients(M 276[74%]; age 59[19-98]) with OSAS (22 controls, 75 mild, 99 moderate, 132 severe, 72 very severe).Results: Patients with very severe OSAS were significantly younger(54.5[19-80]vs 57[20-9...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and control of breathing Source Type: research
Introduction: OSA has a polygraphic definition based on the HAI. It generates nocturnal desaturation responsible for cellular hypoxia with multi-visceral impact mainly cardiac such as arrhythmias.The purpose of our study was to investigate whether peripheral saturation can be a means of descrambling to diagnose OSAS in a population followed for AF.Methods: Analytical prospective study including 100 patients followed for AF. None of the recruited patients had been followed for OSA before. Each patient had a clinical examination and a polygraphy. Patients were divided into 2 groups: G1: with OSA and G2: without OSA.Results: ...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and control of breathing Source Type: research
Conclusions: In patients with OSA, sleep quality determines both the physical and the mental component of HRQL, while the physical component is additionally influenced by comorbidities.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and control of breathing Source Type: research
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