We Beat Sleep Apnea. It Should Be Easier for You to Do It, Too.

The consequences of ignoring the condition can be severe, but the health system puts up barriers to treatment.
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n O Abstract Signs of both motor and sensory nervous lesions have previously been shown in the upper airway of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients and habitual snorers. HYPOTHESIS: snoring per se may damage all upper airway neurons over time, thereby causing progression to manifest sleep apnea. To test this, non-snoring subjects, untreated snorers and CPAP-treated patients underwent repeated sensory testing in the soft palate in a prospective long-term study. METHODS: Cold detection threshold (CDT) testing at soft palate and lip with a thermode and nocturnal respiratory recordings were performed in 20...
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
Abstract Clinical factors associated with daytime sleepiness and insomnia in persons with epilepsy (PWE) were examined in this cross-sectional study of 126 participants (men, 50.8%). Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS; score of ≥11 on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)) was noted in 17.5% of participants (mean score, 6.1 ± 4.2), and moderate-to-severe insomnia (Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) scores of ≥15) was noted in 20.6% (mean score, 7.8 ± 6.4). Linear regression analyses revealed that ESS scores were independently associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA; snoring, tiredness, obse...
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
AbstractObjective/hypothesisTo investigate the impact of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) on the olfactory and gustatory functions, and the potential mechanisms affecting olfactory and gustatory functions.Materials and methodsA total of 120 men between the ages of 41 and 70 (mean age (SD) = 56 ± 7.5) were divided into three groups according to polysomnography results: snoring group, mild to moderate OSAS group, and severe OSAS group. Olfactory and gustatory functions were evaluated by the Sniffin’ Sticks test and the triple-drop method, respectively. Otorhinolaryngologic examination, a s well as sleep a...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: To investigate the impact of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) on the olfactory and gustatory functions, and the potential mechanisms affecting olfactory and gustatory functions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 120 men between the ages of 41 and 70 (mean age (SD) = 56 ± 7.5) were divided into three groups according to polysomnography results: snoring group, mild to moderate OSAS group, and severe OSAS group. Olfactory and gustatory functions were evaluated by the Sniffin' Sticks test and the triple-drop method, respectively. Otorhinolaryngologic examination, as we...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
Conclusion: There was no difference between the control and OSAS groups in terms of the parameters studied. Further studies should be undertaken in order to clarify the relation.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
The AASM points to several major warning signs and risk factors for sleep apnea: snoring, choking or gasping, fatigue, obesity and high blood pressure.
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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
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