Bilateral hypoglossal nerve stimulation for treatment of adult obstructive sleep apnoea

Conclusions Bilateral HNS using the Genio™ system reduces OSA severity and improves quality of life without device-related complications. The results are comparable with previously published HNS systems despite minimal implanted components and a simple stimulation algorithm.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep medicine Original Articles: Sleep medicine Source Type: research

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Today I'd like to share a collection of funny quotes. Why? Because of the simple power of taking a laugh break. A laugh break is just 5-15 minutes when you watch, read or listen to something that makes you laugh. Like: One or a couple of Youtube-videos. Half an episode that one sit-com that makes you laugh the most. A comic strip on paper on online. An episode of a podcast or your favorite radio show. Or simply hanging out for a while with your funniest co-worker, friend or family member. But why take a laugh break? Because it’s – in my experience – one of the most reliable and quick-acting ways to rel...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Personal Development Source Type: blogs
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
Title: Silence Your Snore, Save Your RomanceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/9/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/2020 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news
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
No, I kid you not. There’s no Sir Not-Appearing-in-this-Film nor eloquent monologues about swallows, and not even a reference to hose-riding coconut mimicry. I’ve truly found the Holy Grail of health tracking and will share it with you today. Behold as the answer is… the smart sleep alarm! If you ask anyone I know, they’ll probably share how I reverently praise smart sleep alarms. By the end of this article, you will understand why this is the case. Don’t count sheep, your health depends on it When I was a baby, my parents used to sing me lullabies to lull me off to sleep. As ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers sleep digital health sensors sleep sensor digital health technologies smart alarm Source Type: blogs
The AASM points to several major warning signs and risk factors for sleep apnea: snoring, choking or gasping, fatigue, obesity and high blood pressure.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conditions:   Sleep Apnea;   Snoring Interventions:   Device: iSlpr™;   Device: SomnoDent® Classic Sponsor:   BioAnalytics Holdings Pty Ltd Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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