Cryosa raises $21.5M to further development of sleep-apnea treatment
Cryosa, a medical device startup developing therapies for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), announced Thursday it raised $21.5 million in a Series B funding found. The Arden Hills-based company is working on a minimally invasive therapy for OSA that doesn't require daily patient compliance. The round was led by Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Solas BioVentures, with additional funding from Santé Ventures and Tokyo-based HOYA Corp. Cryosa said it will use the funding to continue its human clinical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carter Jones Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea screening, diagnosis, and treatment in the transportation industry - Das AM, Chang JL, Berneking M, Hartenbaum NP, Rosekind M, Gurubhagavatula I.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common, identifiable, and treatable disorder with serious health, safety, and financial implications - including sleepiness-related crashes and incidents - in workers who perform safety-sensitive functions in the transpor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Enhancing public health and safety by diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea in the transportation industry: an American Academy of Sleep Medicine position statement - Das AM, Chang JL, Berneking M, Hartenbaum NP, Rosekind M, Ramar K, Malhotra RK, Carden KA, Martin JL, Abbasi-Feinberg F, Aurora RN, Kapur VK, Olson EJ, Rosen CL, Rowley JA, Shelgikar AV, Trotti LM, Gurubhagavatula I.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may lead to serious health, safety, and financial implications - including sleepiness-related crashes and incidents - in workers who perform safety-sensitive functions in the transportation industry. Evidence and expert consen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Instruments for screening obstructive sleep apnea in drivers of commercial vehicles: a systematic literature review - Lelitasari, Kurniawidjaja LM, Modjo R.
BACKGROUND: Undiagnosed Obstructive sleep apnea in commercial vehicle drivers has the potential to causetraffic accidents. Polysomnography is the gold standard for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea, but it isexpensive, impractical, and not available in pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Akili releases ADHD video game therapy on Android and more digital health briefs
Also: Fitbit may be able to tell you how much you snore, and  psychedelic-focused startup Mind Cure Health joins the DTx Alliance.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The impact of aging on driving performance in patients with untreated obstructive sleep apnea - Cori JM, Gordon C, Jackson ML, Collins A, Philip R, Stevens D, Naqvi A, Hosking R, Anderson C, Barnes M, Howard ME, Vakulin A.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the influence of age on sleepiness-related driving performance in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). DESIGN: Extended wakefulness protocol comparing simulated driving performance in younger and older individuals... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

AHA Targets Rising Prevalence of Sleep Apnea in Children AHA Targets Rising Prevalence of Sleep Apnea in Children
Obstructive sleep apnea is becoming more common in children and adolescents as the prevalence of obesity increases, but it may also be a preventable risk factor for cardiovascular disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA Statement Addresses Impact of Childhood OSA on Heart Health
THURSDAY, Aug. 19, 2021 -- The impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on cardiovascular health in children and adolescents is addressed in a scientific statement published online Aug. 18 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Carissa M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk of work-related injury in workers with obstructive sleep apnea: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Chou KT, Tsai YL, Yeh WY, Chen YM, Huang N, Cheng HM.
The objective of this study is to elucidate the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the risk of work-related injuries (WRIs), synthesize the latest clinical evidence and conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis adhering to Preferred... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Galaxy Watch 4: 48 hours with Samsung's new smartwatch
Wear OS, body analysis, snore tracking, Bixby, rotating bezels and lots of nice watch faces -- here are some observations on living with... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Sleep Dentistry?
Doctors, sleep specialists, and dentists are increasingly working together to ease sleep apnea and snoring symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Sudden Death
MONDAY, Aug. 9, 2021 -- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for all-cause mortality and cardiac mortality, according to a review recently published in BMJ Open Respiratory Research. Emily S. Heilbrunn, from Penn State Health in Hershey,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea and risk of motor vehicle accident - Pocobelli G, Akosile MA, Hansen RN, Eavey J, Wellman RD, Johnson RL, Carls G, Bron M, Dublin S.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and risk of motor vehicle accident (MVA). METHODS: We conducted a cohort study at Kaiser Permanente Washington using electronic health plan data and linked Washington Stat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Diagnostic accuracy of the Berlin questionnaire and the NoSAS score in detecting risk for obstructive sleep apnea in rotating shift workers - de Menezes J únior LAA, Fajardo VC, do Nascimento Neto RM, de Freitas SN, de Oliveira FLP, Pimenta FAP, Machado-Coelho GLL, Meireles AL.
BACKGROUND: Data on the validity of tools for sleep apnea risk detection in rotating shift workers are limited. The aim was to evaluate the Berlin questionnaire (BQ) and the Neck, Obesity, Snoring, Age, Sex (NoSAS) score for the detection of obstructive sl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

More Activity, Less Sitting May Cut Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Prospective cohort study shows more hours of physical activity, fewer hours sitting at work/away from home may lower risk for OSA (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

More Activity, Less Sitting May Cut Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 -- The incidence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is negatively associated with physical activity and positively associated with sedentary hours, according to a study published online July 21 in the European Respiratory... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sleepiness behind the wheel and the implementation of European driving regulations - Mcnicholas WT.
Sleep disturbance and sleepiness are established risk factors for driving accidents and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most prevalent medical disorder associated with excessive daytime sleepiness. Because effective treatment of OSA reduces accident r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Health: People who spend more than four hours a day watching TV are 78% more likely to snore
The health and physical activity levels of some 138,000 people were monitored for 10-18 years by researchers from the Harvard Medical School. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Large-scale study finds greater sedentary hours increases risk of obstructive sleep apnea
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital examined the relationship between active lifestyles and the risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Large-Scale Study Finds Greater Sedentary Hours Increases Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Study finds that maintaining an active lifestyle can reduce the risk of OSA, encourages physicians to recommend exercise-based interventions for those at risk (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 21, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

More exercise and fewer hours watching TV cuts sleep apnoea risk
(European Lung Foundation) Being more physically active and spending fewer hours per day sitting watching TV is linked to a substantially lower risk of developing obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), according to new research published in the European Respiratory Journal. The study of more than 138,000 US men and women is the first to simultaneously evaluate physical activity and sedentary behaviour in relation to OSA risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When is Post-Operative Bleeding Most Likely to Occur after a Tonsillectomy?
Discussion Tonsillectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the US with pressure equalizing tubes and circumcisions also being among the top procedures. About 500,000 are performed yearly in the US in children under 15 years. Primary indications are recurrent throat infections (e.g. “
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 19, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Always Tired? You May Have Sleep Apnea
If you feel tired and exhausted when you wake up every morning you may have sleep apnea. Find out more about the different types of FDA-cleared and FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea or OSA treatments that work and help you get restful and restorative sleep. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Elevated BP in Teens
THURSDAY, July 1, 2021 -- Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with elevated blood pressure (eBP) in adolescence, according to a study published online June 23 in JAMA Cardiology. Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, Ph.D., from Penn State... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study links sleep apnea in children to increased risk of high blood pressure in teen years
(NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) Children with obstructive sleep apnea are nearly three times more likely to develop high blood pressure when they become teenagers than children who never experience sleep apnea, according to a new study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Untreated Sleep Apnea Tied to COVID-19 Infections, More Severe Cases
TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 -- Untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased rates of COVID-19 infection, while positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy is associated with lower COVID-19 infection rates, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New AHA Statement Urges Attention to Sleep Apnea New AHA Statement Urges Attention to Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is common in adults with CVD, but is often under-recognized and treated, the AHA says in a statement encouraging increased awareness, screening, and treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA Advises OSA Screening for Those With CV Risk, Conditions
MONDAY, June 21, 2021 -- People with cardiovascular risk factors or conditions should be screened for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a scientific statement issued by the American Heart Association and published online June 21 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: My wife's snoring is horrific... should I take pills to sleep? 
DR ELLIE CANNON: Today's reader wants to know whether he should take sleeping pills to help him at night because he is kept awake by his wife who snores loudly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association between snoring and depressive symptoms in adolescents - Jeong H, Cho SJ, Jeon S, Lee J, Lee YJ, Kim SJ.
This study aimed to demonstrate the as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

More Than a Snore? Recognize the Signs of Sleep Apnea
Title: More Than a Snore? Recognize the Signs of Sleep ApneaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/12/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - June 14, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Telemedicine program improves access to sleep care for rural veterans
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) More veterans are receiving important sleep care, especially those living in rural areas where access to sleep medicine specialists can be difficult. The Veterans Health Administration's TeleSleep Program launched telehealth services in 2017 to support the testing, diagnosis, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. More than one million veterans who received care from VHA in 2020 have sleep apnea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More Than a Snore? Recognize the Signs of Sleep Apnea
SATURDAY, June 12, 2021 -- Does your bed partner claim that you snore? If so, don't just tune him or her out. It may mean you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Untreated sleep apnea -- which causes repeated breathing interruptions during sleep --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Treating sleep apnea with CPAP therapy is associated with lower risk of heart problems
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Findings from a recent study show that patients with untreated, moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea had a higher risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event, but the risk of incident heart problems was decreased in those who used CPAP therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Separate Beds Are a Bad Sign’ and 5 Other Sleep Myths That Are Hurting Your Relationship
Larry and Elyse never imagined they’d end up being one of those “fuddy-duddy” couples who sleep in separate beds. But Larry’s snore was epic. The sheer volume of his snore is why, when Elyse and Larry finally made the decision to sleep in separate beds, Elyse moved into their spare bedroom in the basement. Even then, she slept with ear plugs. Choosing to sleep apart wasn’t a decision they came to easily. She and Larry had been married for 15 years before they made the switch. It wasn’t something either of them wanted. They assumed sleeping apart meant dooming themselves to a loveless (an...
Source: TIME: Health - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wendy Troxel Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

For Sleep Apnea, a Mouth Guard May be a Good Alternative to CPAP
People with sleep apnea who can ’t tolerate the noise and discomfort of a CPAP machine might benefit from a mouth guard or surgery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Sleep Apnea (Sleep Disorder) Snoring Surgery and Surgeons Source Type: news

OSA: Heart Rate Change May Signal CPAP Benefit OSA: Heart Rate Change May Signal CPAP Benefit
Some nonsleepy patients with coronary artery disease and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may receive cardiovascular benefit from continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to COVID-19 Risk Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to COVID-19 Risk
Greater severity of obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, and positive airway pressure treatment may counter that risk, according to a retrospective analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

The social and economic cost of sleep disorders - Streatfeild J, Smith J, Mansfield D, Pezzullo L, Hillman D.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To estimate economic cost of common sleep disorders in Australia for 2019-2020. METHODS: Costs were estimated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), insomnia, and restless legs syndrome (RLS) using prevalence, financial, and nonfinanc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

AHA News: Kids With Sleep Apnea Into Teen Years Could Develop High Blood Pressure
FRIDAY, May 21, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Children with obstructive sleep apnea who don't outgrow it by adolescence have nearly three times the risk of high blood pressure as teens compared to those without the breathing issue, a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Children's sleep and adenotonsillectomy
(University of South Australia) While a pint-sized snorer may seem adorable, studies shows that children with sleep disordered breathing are likely to show aggressive and hyperactive behaviours during the day. The recommended treatment is an adenotonsillectomy - not only to fix the snore, but also the behaviour - yet new research from the University of South Australia, while the surgery can cure a child's snoring it doesn't change their behaviour, despite common misconceptions by parents and doctors alike. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Raises Odds for Severe COVID-19
TUESDAY, May 18, 2021 -- People suffering from severe obstructive sleep apnea are at a greater risk of catching COVID-19, a new study finds. But researchers at Kaiser Permanente Southern California also found that the longer patients used a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study: CPAP machine cuts heart attack, stroke risk in some apnea patients
Using a CPAP machine could cut the risk for heart attack and stroke, even among those with non-sleepy obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study presented during the American Thoracic Society conference. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Importance of Screening for OSA Prior to Surgery Importance of Screening for OSA Prior to Surgery
The process for obstructive sleep apnea screening of all patients heading into the operating room should be standardized.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Determinants of sleepiness at wheel and missing accidents in patients with obstructive sleep apnea - Fanfulla F, Pinna GD, Marrone O, D'Artavilla Lupo N, Arcovio S, Bonsignore MR, Morrone E.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Motor-vehicle crashes are frequent in untreated OSA patients but there is still uncertainty on prevalence as well as physiological or clinical determinants of sleepiness at the wheel (SW) in OSA patients. We assessed determinants of SW or... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Airway Management in Surgical Patients With OSA Airway Management in Surgical Patients With OSA
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly higher risk of difficult intubation and difficult mask ventilation. How should anesthesia technique be adapted to accommodate these patients?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea and fractures in children and adolescents - Matlen LB, Whitney DG, Whibley D, Jansen EC, Chervin RD, Dunietz GL.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To examine, among girls and boys, associations between site-specific extremity fracture and sleep apnea diagnosis or treatment. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis of claims data from 2016-2018 for children aged 2-18. Children wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hypoglossal nerve stimulation cost effective in the UK for severe obstructive sleep apnoea
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - May 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Simple snoring cure could also slash risk of dementia by more than a third, researchers say 
CPAP involves wearing a mask at night connected to a bedside machine, costing around £500, that pumps pressurised air into the throat. This stops soft tissue in the throat from collapsing during sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I ’m Awash In Pandemic-Fueled Gratitude and Taking a Solitary Cross-Country Road Trip
Well hello! A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday for free. And write to me at Susanna@Time.com A Solitary Road Trip and Some Hope For Grace Next week I’m going to pack up my little snoring dog and drive from Brooklyn to Los Angeles all by my vaccinated self. It’s somewhat insane, especially if you know how slowly I drive. But like lots of things we’ve been waiting months to do, the idea of seeing any vista beyond my neighborhood is ridiculously thrilling. I’m awash in pandemic-fueled gratitude. There ar...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news