When is Bruxism Bad?
Discussion Bruxism “is a masticatory muscle activity that may occur during sleep ([sleep bruxism, SB] characterized as rhythmic or non-rhythmic) and/or wakefulness ([awake bruxism, AB] characterized as repetitive or sustained tooth contact and/or by bracing or thrusting the mandible.)” Bruxism was first described in 1907. Bruxism studies are quite variable in their results given the lack of standardized diagnostic methods. Patients or family members will often report tooth grinding noises, and on physical examination there will be abnormal tooth wear, tooth mobility, hypertrophy of the masseter muscles and othe...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 19, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Severity of Sleep Apnea and Related Hypoxia Tied to Cancer
Sleep apnea and related hypoxia more severe in obstructive sleep apnea patients with cancer compared with those without cancer (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Urology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Severity of Sleep Apnea and Related Hypoxia Tied to Cancer
THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2022 -- Oxygen deprivation resulting from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with cancer, according to a study presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2022, held from Sept. 4 to 6 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 15, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Solriamfetol treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness in participants with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea with a history of depression - Krystal AD, Benca RM, Rosenberg R, Schweitzer PK, Malhotra A, Babson K, Lee L, Bujanover S, Strohl KP.
Given the high rate of depression associated with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), this analysis compared effects of solriamfetol treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in participants with/without a history of depression (DHx+/DHx-). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Do YOU snore? You may be more at risk of CANCER, study warns
Swedish researchers found people with worse obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) - interrupted breathing at night - were at a higher risk of lung, prostate and skin cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advanced emergency braking system reduces the risk of motor vehicle collisions caused by falling asleep while driving in patients with untreated obstructive sleep apnea - Arita A, Kumagai H, Sawatari H, Hoshino T, Konishi N, Murase Y, Urabe A, Nomura A, Sasanabe R, Shiomi T.
Obstructive sleep apnea leads to excessive daytime sleepiness and cognitive dysfunction, which are risk factors for motor vehicle collisions. We aimed to clarify if vehicles with an advanced emergency braking system could reduce motor vehicle collisions ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Vivos Announces 4th Annual Breathing Wellness Conference in Canc ún, Mexico, with Full Slate of World-Renowned Speakers
LITTLETON, COLORADO —AUGUST 8, 2022—Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVOS) (“Vivos”) is excited to announce the fourth annual Breathing Wellness Conference, which will take place Oct. 26–29, 2022, at the Hilton Hotel in Cancún, Mexico. The conference will be hosted by The Vivos Institute, the educational br anch of Vivos Therapeutics.Dentists, dental teams and medical doctors from around the world gather at this annual conference to learn from top experts in the industry and explore the impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on overall health and chronic conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, de...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 24, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New International Consensus Document on Treating OSA New International Consensus Document on Treating OSA
Specialists from various countries recommend an increased role for primary care physicians to address the underdiagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

What is Ondine ’ s Curse?
Discussion Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) is an autosomal dominant with variable inheritance genetic disease caused by mutation in the Paired Like Homeobox B2 (PHOX2B) gene on chromosome 4. There are two other genes which may also cause CCHS. CCHS affects the chemoreceptor afferent ventilation pathways and is a neural crest migration problem of the autonomic nervous system. The incidence is unknown but a prevalence of 1 in 200,000 live births has been reported. Obviously it is a rarer phenomenon because of the general lethality of the syndrome. Patients usually present at birth or soon afterwards, but o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 15, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The best sleep tech for 2022
The best sleep tech for you will heavily depend on what you want to improve. Is your main concern how sleep impacts your exercise performance? Or are you hoping to mask the sound of your snoring... #sleeptech #snoringpartner #trackers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Narcan Can Save an Opioid User ’ s Life. What to Know About the Drug
In the U.S., a record-setting 81,000 people died from overdoses involving opioids in 2021. But despite that grim number, there’s hope: medications like buprenorphine can treat opioid-use disorder, while harm-reduction methods such as needle exchanges can limit threats like infectious disease. There’s also another promising tool, naloxone. The emergency medication reverses the effects of opioids on the brain for 30 to 90 minutes, allowing people who have overdosed on an opioid to start breathing again. Distributed as an injectable drug or nasal spray sold under the brand name Narcan, it can save lives. For it to...
Source: TIME: Health - August 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Snoring & Liver Disease; Remicade's COVID Woes; Delays in Liver Cancer Treatment
(MedPage Today) -- What's the link between snoring and fatty liver disease? (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism) An appeals court sided with AbbVie, saying the company's 132 patents related to its inflammatory bowel disease (IBD... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 4, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

The £200 kettle that could banish noisy snoring!
The electric 'kettle' has a valve in the spout that partially blocks airflow when a patient blows into it for ten or 15 seconds at a time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Correlations of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and daytime sleepiness with the risk of car accidents in adult working population: a systematic review and meta-analysis with a gender-based approach - Luzzi V, Mazur M, Guaragna M, Di Carlo G, Cotticelli L, Magliulo G, Marasca B, Pirro V, Di Giorgio G, Ndokaj A, Pasqualetti P, Simonelli I, Martini A, Pietrafesa E, Polimeni A.
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is an under-recognized clinical condition and is correlated with sleepiness and impaired cognitive function. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this systematic review, developed within the Sleep@OSA project, was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

SomnoMed posts record Q4 and delivers on FY22 revenue guidance
PLANO, Texas, July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- SomnoMed Limited (ASX " SOM " , or the Company), a leading company in the provision of oral appliance treatment solutions for sleep-related breathing disorders and obstructive sleep apnea ( ' OSA ' ), is pleased to provide its quarterly activities report for the period ended 30 June 2022 (Q4 FY22).SomnoMed posts record Q4 and delivers on FY22 revenue guidance.HighlightsRecord quarterly revenue of $21.3 million for Q4 FY22, +32% (+32% in constant currency) versus the previous corresponding period (pcp). On an underlying basis, when excluding the Q4 FY21 COVID-1...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 29, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news