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Back to sleep or not: the effect of the supine position on pediatric OSA: sleeping position in children with OSA - Walter LM, Dassanayake DUN, Weichard AJ, Davey MJ, Nixon GM, Horne RSC.
BACKGROUND: In both adults and children, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has significant adverse cardiovascular consequences. In adults, sleeping position has a marked effect on the severity of OSA; however, the limited number of studies conducted in childre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Lab notes: from ancient zero to space hero – this week's science goes down in a blaze of glory
And so farewell to Cassini, whose incredibly rewardingmission to Saturn has reached a fiery and dramatic end after 20 years, eight billion miles,a ton of stunning images andmasses of extremely intriguing data. The plucky spacecraft has now become one with the planet it so faithfully observed, which is a nice way of saying it ’s burned away to nothing – orzero, the expression of which has caused excitement this week. The origin symbol we use today has been traced to the Bakhshali manuscript, dating from the 3rd or 4th century - which makes it about 500 years older than scholars previously believed. And although ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with altered midbrain chemical concentrations - Macey PM, Sarma MK, Prasad JP, Ogren JA, Aysola R, Harper RM, Thomas MA.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is accompanied by altered structure and function in cortical, limbic, brainstem, and cerebellar regions. The midbrain is relatively unexamined, but contains many integrative nuclei which mediate physiological functions that ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

What parents should know about sleep apnea in children
Experts say not to ignore it if you hear your child snoring. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Telemonitoring and automated messages improve CPAP adherence
(American Thoracic Society) Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to use CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, when their use is telemonitored and they receive individualized, automated messages that reinforce therapy adherence, according to a randomized, controlled trial published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HealthWatch: How Much Sitting Is Too Much; Dogs Sleeping In Your Room
BOSTON (CBS) — We could be sitting ourselves to death, reports WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall. Researchers at Columbia University looked at nearly 8,000 middle age and older adults and found they sat on average 11 to 12 hours a days. They also found that sitting for more than 12 hours on a given day increased the risk of death, regardless of how much they exercised. But people who kept periods of sitting to less than 30 minutes had a lower risk of death. This isn’t the first study to find that sitting is dangerous, but it is the largest to link sedentary time with the risk of death. And now some experts co...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Left Atrial Enlargement Tied to OSA in Older Swedish Men Left Atrial Enlargement Tied to OSA in Older Swedish Men
Left atrial enlargement was independently associated with the prevalence and severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in a group of 71-year-old Swedish men, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Here ’s Why Sleeping With Your Dog Is Actually Good For You
Good news, dog lovers: Letting your four-legged friend into the bedroom does not worsen your sleep, according to a new Mayo Clinic study—and it may actually help you rest easier. But before you cuddle up too close, know this: Researchers still caution against snoozing in the same bed. The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, included 40 adults, all of whom slept with a dog either in their bed or elsewhere in their bedroom. Both humans and canines wore motion-tracking devices for seven nights, and humans answered questions about their quality of sleep and where their dogs spent the night. The researchers foun...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized animals cats Dog insomnia is my dog ruining my sleep pet health Pets should i sleep with my dog should i sleep with my dog in bed sleep hygiene sleep problems sleep study Source Type: news

Sleep-related rhythmic movement disorder and obstructive sleep apnea in five adult patients - Chiaro G, Maestri M, Riccardi S, Haba-Rubio J, Miano S, Bassetti CL, Heinzer RC, Manconi M.
Sleep-related rhythmic movements (SRRMs) are typical in infancy and childhood, where they usually occur at the wake-to-sleep transition. However, they have rarely been observed in adults, where they can be idiopathic or associated with other sleep disorder... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Evidence of perceptive impairment in OSA patients investigated by means of a visual search task - Giora E, Galbiati A, Marelli S, Zucconi M, Ferini-Strambi L.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder characterized by episodes of complete or partial obstruction of respiratory airways during sleep that leads to hypoxaemia and sleep fragmentation. One relevant daytime consequence of OSA is a negati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea risk for driving license applicants in India - a community based study - Dubey A, Bajaj DK, Mishra A, Singh BP, Gupta V, Kant S, Dixit S.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) for male permanent driving license (DL) applicants of Lucknow, India. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional community based, study body mass index, waist-hip ratio, blood pressure o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and driving safety. - Garbarino S.
Intermittent hypoxia and sleep fragmentation cause excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and cognitive impairment in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA); neuroimaging and neurophysiological studies in patients with OSA have delineated a putative regional "fingerpr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): healthcare and social costs. - De Benedetto M, Garbarino S, Sanna A.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is an underdiagnosed widespread chronic disease involving both sexes and all ages. Undiagnosed and untreated OSA is associated with workplace productivity losses and significant direct and indirect medical costs. A co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS): Occupational Health and other medical disciplines facing the problem. - Costa G, De Benedetto M.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) is one of the most common causes of excessive daytime sleepiness, therefore an important determinant of road and work accidents, as well as being associated with multiple chronic-degenerative diseases. The recent tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS): implications for work and occupational health. - Costa G.
Commission Directive 2104/85/EU on driving licenses highlighted significant issues related to the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). Due to the high incidence of this syndrome in the general population, it is important to precisely assess its impact ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Assessing fitness for professional and non-professional drivers: legislation and medico-legal issues. - Pelizza P.
For a long time, European legislation has not considered the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) a relevant factor for road safety. In Italy, in 2010 the Scientific Society of Legal Medicine COMLAS published Guidelines for the assessment of fitness to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

How to stop snoring: The top 10 ways to beat snoring
AS compliments go it was a backhander. Dame Joan Collins, according to her husband Percy Gibson in a TV interview, snores so tunefully that it could be a "Tchaikovsky symphony". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could You Have Sleep Apnea?
WEDNEDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 -- There's no shortage of jokes about people who snore, but the serious snoring of sleep apnea is no laughing matter. Sleep apnea is a common condition in which you temporarily stop breathing while you sleep, sometimes as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Automated Analyses of Night Blood O2 Detects Apnea
Findings for detection of sleep apnea among habitually snoring children (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, ENT, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Burnley wife thought her husband's snoring woke her up
Stephen Spence, 52, from Burnley, suffered a cardiac arrest that caused him to make strange noises in the night because he struggled to breathe. His wife, Kate, assumed he had been snoring. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red eyes? Constant irritation could be symptom of THIS often undiagnosed syndrome
RED and irritated eyes are symptoms of floppy eyelid syndrome, a condition which often goes undiagnosed and is confused with conjunctivitis and dry eyes. However, virtually all of sufferers have obstructive sleep apnoea. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Driving safety and fitness to drive in sleep disorders - Tippin J, Dyken ME.
Driving an automobile while sleepy increases the risk of crash-related injury and death. Neurologists see patients with sleepiness due to obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and a wide variety of neurologic disorders. When addressing fitness to drive, the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Hypersomnolence and  traffic safety - Gupta R, Pandi-Perumal SR, Almeneessier AS, Bahammam AS.
Many people die or become disabled because of motor vehicle accidents. Scientific data suggest that sleepy drivers or those driving at odd hours are more likely to make driving mistakes. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea and narcolepsy have been found ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Automated measure of nighttime oxygen levels could speed diagnosis of sleep apnea
(University of Chicago Medical Center) Computer analysis of oxygen levels in the blood during sleep could -- by itself -- provide an easy, relatively inexpensive and sufficiently reliable way to determine which children who snore habitually could benefit from a diagnosis and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. This approach was most accurate for children with severe apnea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OSA on Pre-op Screening Linked to Worse Post-op Outcomes OSA on Pre-op Screening Linked to Worse Post-op Outcomes
Patients identified on preoperative screening as having a moderate-to-high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have worse postoperative outcomes than patients previously diagnosed with OSA, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Post-apnea Desaturation Events Are More Severe in Women Post-apnea Desaturation Events Are More Severe in Women
Desaturations after hypopnea and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) events are more severe in women than men, according to data from nearly 400 sleep studies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Jul 28 Cardiology News Jul 28 Cardiology News
Obstructive sleep apnea, changes in diet, AF ablation, statin rechallenge, and prediabetes are covered in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New research suggests snoring is linked to Alzheimer's
(Natural News) A new study conducted by researchers at Harvard University showed that snoring while sleeping is correlated with the risk of contracting Alzheimer’s disease as it was found that people who are at-risk of the condition are more susceptible to it when they constantly experience difficulty in breathing while they’re asleep. Daytime sleepiness and sleep... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychomotor vigilance test and its association with daytime sleepiness and inflammation in sleep apnea: clinical implications - Li Y, Vgontzas A, Kritikou I, Fernandez-Mendoza J, Basta M, Pejovic S, Gaines J, Bixler EO.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a key symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The Psychomotor Vigilance Task (PVT) has been suggested as an objective easy-to-use, inexpensive alternative to the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Snoring link to Alzheimer ’s disease unproven
Conclusion This relatively large cross-sectional analysis has found a link between certain measures of breathing problems during sleep and poorer cognitive function in middle-aged to older adults. The strengths of this study include its size and use of a prospective sleep study to assess whether people had sleep apnoea or other problems with breathing during sleep. The use of standard cognitive tests is also a strength. However, the study does have its limitations: The study did have mixed findings – while certain measures of problems with breathing during sleep (e.g. oxygen levels) were associated with cognitive o...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Snoring is linked to Alzheimer's, reveals Harvard
Researchers from Harvard University found that daytime sleepiness and sleep apnoea is linked to impaired attention, memory and thinking in people who are genetically susceptible to Alzheimer's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snoring link to Alzheimer's: Sleeping problems put you at higher risk, say experts
SNORING can put people at greater risk of developing dementia, researchers have discovered. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do YOU have sleep apnoea? You're at risk of dementia
Scientists say they have found a clear link between obstructive sleep apnoea - which affects around 2.5 million Britons - and build-up of plaque in the brain which causes dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia risk - THIS dangerous sleeping habit could speed up memory loss
DEMENTIA could be strongly linked to obstructive sleep apnoea - a condition which can affect breathing - experts have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep and dementia linked: THIS could increase risk of disease and cause memory loss
DEMENTIA could be strongly linked to obstructive sleep apnoea - a condition which can affect breathing - experts have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAIC: Obstructive sleep apnoea may accelerate Alzheimer ’s disease biomarkers – Alzheimer’s Society comments
Several new research analyses found significant associations between disordered breathing during sleep and the accumulation of biomarkers for Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 18, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Cognitive and motor reaction times in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: a study based on computerized measures - Devita M, Montemurro S, Zangrossi A, Ramponi S, Marvisi M, Villani D, Raimondi MC, Merlo P, Rusconi ML, Mondini S.
This study suggests s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The long-term effects of mandibular advancement splint on cardiovascular fitness and psychomotor performance in patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea: a prospective study - Gupta A, Tripathi A, Sharma P.
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) manifests as a reduction or complete cessation of airflow despite an ongoing inspiratory effort, leading to hypoxemia and hypercapnia. The inability to maintain normal breathing reduces the oxygen saturation in blo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Is CPAP Just as Beneficial in Women With Sleep Apnea? Is CPAP Just as Beneficial in Women With Sleep Apnea?
Recent research explored whether there are gender differences in effectiveness of CPAP for obstructive sleep apnea.Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes warning - patients with THIS sleep issue risk major complications
IF type 2 diabetes is not well managed - patients are at greater risk of going blind. However, now experts have found there is also a risk among people with diabetes who also suffer with obstructive sleep apnoea. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Targeting the Low Arousal Threshold Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Targeting the Low Arousal Threshold
Dr Holley weighs in on research needs for targeted therapies in obstructive sleep apnea.Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

WATCH: 90 million Americans snore: What snorers can do
ABC News' Paula Faris shares the story of how she found out her husband's snoring was caused by sleep apnea and looks at some possible snoring solutions. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

A Score for Preoperative Prediction of Obstructive Sleep Apnea A Score for Preoperative Prediction of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea can contribute to postoperative respiratory complications. Can it be preoperatively predicted based on data available in the EMR?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sleep apnea dev Oventus Medical raises $6m
Oventus Medical has raised $6.5 million in a new round of financing, according to a Proactive Investors Australia report. The Australian company raised the funds through the sale of shares at 36¢ per share, according to the report. A 2nd tranche is planned for the offering, subject to shareholder approval at a meeting in August. Oventus is developing the O2Vent, an oral device designed to treat sleep apnea and snoring through the incorporation of an airway that bypasses nasal, soft palate and tongue obstructions, the company said. The company recently finished a clinical study of the O2Vent earlier this year which sho...
Source: Mass Device - June 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory Oventus Source Type: news

Sommetrics wins Health Canada nod for non-invasive sleep apnea device
San Diego-based Sommetrics said yesterday it won Health Canada approval for its AerSleep system designed to apply negative external pressure to maintain an open airway during sleep. The company said that the AerSleep system was cleared as a prescription device for individuals diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. The system features a soft collar and integrated silent vacuum pump to allow sleeping in multiple positions, and has no hoses or masks, is cordless, portable and non-invasive, the company said. “Obtaining Health Canada’s approval for aerSleep is a major milestone for us. It’s a validation ...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Sommetrics Source Type: news

Combo of sleep apnea and insomnia linked to depression in men
(Reuters Health) - Men with both obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia are much more likely to have depression symptoms compared to men with either sleep disorder alone, suggests a recent Australian study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Untreated Sleep Apnea May Worsen Markers Of Heart Health and Diabetes Untreated Sleep Apnea May Worsen Markers Of Heart Health and Diabetes
Properly treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may have benefits for the heart and for blood sugar, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease
Dr Virend Somers sits down with Dr Jay Widmer to parse the relationships between central and obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular diseases--and the best treatment strategies for each.Mayo Clinic (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

What are Indications for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)?
DiscussionObstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is defined as a “disorder of breathing during sleep characterized by prolonged partial upper airway obstruction and/or intermittent complete obstruction (obstructive apnea) that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep and normal sleep patterns.” It is different than primary snoring which is snoring without apnea, sleep arousals, or problems with gas exchange. OSAS symptoms include snoring (often with snorts, gasps or pauses), disturbed sleep (often frequent arousals) and daytime neurobehavioral problems. Sleepiness during the day can occur but is less common in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Disposable Skin Patch Detects Sleep Apnea at Home Disposable Skin Patch Detects Sleep Apnea at Home
In a late-stage clinical trial, the SomnaPatch detected obstructive sleep apnea with accuracy on par with that of polysomnography.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - June 6, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news