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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

Fitbit eyes sleep apnea space for next digital innovation
As we ’ve reported regularly for the past several months, Fitbit has made increasingly targeted moves to wedge itself deeper into the healthcare ecosystem. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Don't lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial
Last week, actress Carrie Fisher's autopsy report contained a surprising detail: The Los Angeles medical examiner listed sleep apnea as a factor in the "Star Wars" actress' death. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

What is sleep apnea?
This condition stops people from breathing properly when they sleep, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wisconsin woman loses 228lbs after suffering miscarriage
Kenosha, Wisconsin resident Drew Rad was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea the same year she had a miscarriage. She lost more than half her body weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carrie Fisher's Death Should Be A Wakeup Call To People With Sleep Apnea
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mild-to-Moderate Sleep Apnea Ups Risk for Hypertension, Diabetes Mild-to-Moderate Sleep Apnea Ups Risk for Hypertension, Diabetes
Early detection and treatment of sleep apnea are important to prevent future cardiometabolic diseases in young and middle-aged adults, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Killed Carrie Fisher. Could It Kill You Too?
The condition that killed Carrie Fisher may affect up to a quarter of middle-aged adults. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Carrie Fisher's Autopsy Findings Point Out Links Between Sleep Apnea And Drug Use, Heart Disease
Carrie Fisher's autopsy findings raise questions about the interplay of sleep apnea, drug use and heart disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin, Contributor Source Type: news

Health Tip: If You Have Sleep Apnea
-- Sleep apnea -- when you stop breathing for short periods during sleep -- can leave you tired and feeling run down while you're awake. So what should you do? The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommends: Visiting your doctor regularly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: If You Have Sleep Apnea
Title: Health Tip: If You Have Sleep ApneaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - June 16, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine 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

Untreated sleep apnea may worsen markers of heart health and diabetes
(Reuters Health) - - Properly treating a common sleep-related breathing disorder may have benefits for the heart and for blood sugar, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Linked to Diabetic Retinopathy in Type 2 Diabetes
OSA independently linked to sight - threatening DR and progression to pre - /proliferative DR (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Mild Sleep Apnea Linked to Increased High BP Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk increase largely confined to young adults in study (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry 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

Sleep apnea and insomnia combination linked with depression
(Wiley) A new study found that men with sleep apnea and insomnia have a higher prevalence and severity of depressive symptoms than men with sleep apnea or insomnia alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

This wearable patch detects sleep apnea
Results of a definitive clinical trial show that a new, disposable diagnostic patch effectively detects obstructive sleep apnea across all severity levels. [Image from Somnarus, Inc.]A disposable diagnostic patch can detect all types of sleep apnea, according to new clinical trial results. The results showed that the SomnaPatch device had a clinical agreement between the patch and standard polysomnography of 87.4%, with 95% confidence interval of 81.4% to 91.9%, according to its maker Somnarus. SomnaPatch weighs less than 1 ounce and is a diagnostic patch that sticks to the skin. It records nasal pressure, blood oxygen sat...
Source: Mass Device - June 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Clinical Trials Diagnostics MedTech sleep apnea Somnarus Source Type: news

Anti-nausea drug could help treat sleep apnea
(University of Illinois at Chicago) An old pharmaceutical product may be a new treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, according to new research presented today by University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University scientists at the SLEEP 2017 annual meeting in Boston. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea is associated with hypertension, diabetes
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Preliminary data from two studies suggest that mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of developing hypertension and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New disposable, wearable patch found to effectively detect sleep apnea
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Results of a definitive clinical trial show that a new, disposable diagnostic patch effectively detects obstructive sleep apnea across all severity levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Babies born to mothers with sleep apnea have higher risk of adverse neonatal outcomes
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A new study is the first to demonstrate a higher risk of congenital anomalies and resuscitation at birth in newborns of mothers who have obstructive sleep apnea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea can affect your daily productivity
Wall-shaking snores, lapses in breathing, constant tossing and turning. What may seem like your everyday sleep problems could be pointing towards a more serious condition – a condition that affects more than sleep, but the very ability to function as an effective employee throughout the already demanding work week. Up to a third of Americans live with a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder many aren’t aware they’re experiencing due t o its subtle symptoms. OSA occurs… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. Robert Albin Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea can affect your daily productivity
Wall-shaking snores, lapses in breathing, constant tossing and turning. What may seem like your everyday sleep problems could be pointing towards a more serious condition – a condition that affects more than sleep, but the very ability to function as an effective employee throughout the already demanding work week. Up to a third of Americans live with a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder many aren’t aware they’re experiencing due t o its subtle symptoms. OSA occurs… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 1, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. Robert Albin Source Type: news

Sleep apnea, disability pension and cause-specific mortality: a nationwide register linkage study - Hulvej Rod N, Kjeldg ård L, Akerstedt T, Ferrie JE, Salo P, Vahtera J, Alexanderson K.
Sleep apnea is a common problem affecting daily functioning and health. We evaluated associations between sleep apnea and disability pension and mortality in a prospective study of 74,543 cases of sleep apnea (60,125 outpatient; 14,418 inpatient) from the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Codeine use in certain children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy may lead to rare, but life-threatening adverse events or death
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing reports of children who developed serious adverse effects or died after taking codeine for pain relief after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 25, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Reporting Low Among Individuals Aged ≥ 65
SA reported in 0.3 percent of all office visits; increase from 0.07 to 0.74 percent from 1993 to 2011 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds of Irregular Heartbeat
Title: Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds of Irregular HeartbeatCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/23/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - May 24, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

ATS: Sleep Apnea, Insomnia in Blacks Often Go Undiagnosed
High prevalence of undiagnosed sleep disorders seen in study population (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds of Irregular Heartbeat
TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 -- People with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop the abnormal heart rhythm atrial fibrillation, especially if the oxygen level in their blood drops below normal, Canadian researchers report. Sleep apnea, which... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Obstructive sleep apnea might lead to irregular heartbeat
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may face a greater risk of atrial fibrillation, or irregular, rapid heartbeat, new research suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea May Boost Pregnancy Complications
Title: Sleep Apnea May Boost Pregnancy ComplicationsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/23/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - May 23, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Docs May Not Spot Sleep Apnea, Insomnia in Blacks
Title: Docs May Not Spot Sleep Apnea, Insomnia in BlacksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/23/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - May 23, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Sleep apnea increases risk of pregnancy complications
A study by Brown University of more than 1.5 million pregnancies in the US found the disorder was directly linked to longer hospital stays and even admission to the ICU. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Docs May Not Spot Sleep Apnea, Insomnia in Blacks
MONDAY, May 22, 2017 -- Most black people in the United States who struggle with sleep apnea or insomnia don't get their sleep disorder diagnosed, a new analysis suggests. " African Americans experience a disproportionate burden of numerous health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea May Boost Pregnancy Complications
MONDAY, May 22, 2017 -- Mothers-to-be with sleep apnea may have a higher risk of pregnancy complications, longer hospital stays and admission to the ICU than those without the sleep disorder, a new study suggests. The study of more than 1.5 million... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers create a T-shirt that monitors the wearer's breathing rate in real time
Researchers have created a smart T-shirt that monitors the wearer's respiratory rate in real time. This innovation paves the way for manufacturing clothing that could be used to diagnose respiratory illnesses or monitor people suffering from asthma, sleep apnea, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers create a T-shirt that monitors the wearer's breathing rate in real time
(Universit é Laval) Researchers at Universit é Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering and its Center for Optics, Photonics, and Lasers have created a smart T-shirt that monitors the wearer's respiratory rate in real time. This innovation paves the way for manufacturing clothing that could be used to diagnose respiratory illnesses or monitor people suffering from asthma, sleep apnea, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statement by ResMed on Plans to Renew Its Patent Infringement Case Against Fisher and Paykel
SAN DIEGO – May 17, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ResMed today issued the following statement from David Pendarvis, the company’s global general counsel and chief administrative officer: “ResMed filed a motion to dismiss the current ... Devices, Litigation ResMed, Fisher & Paykel, sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Insomnia and Sleep Apnea Rates Are High and Rising in the U.S. Military Insomnia and Sleep Apnea Rates Are High and Rising in the U.S. Military
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Insomnia and sleep apnea rates are high and rising in the U.S. military
Insomnia cases have quadrupled, and sleep apnea cases have increased five-fold in the U.S. military over a decade, according to a recent study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Experts Review 8 Weird Ways To Prevent Snoring
Is snoring keeping you up at night or driving your partner crazy? You’re not alone. Data from a longitudinal study published in 1993 found that about 44 percent of men and 28 percent of women snore habitually, so this problem is happening in bedrooms across the nation.  Snoring happens when the upper airway muscles relax and constrict air flow through the throat, forcing air through a small space and causing a vibration — think of the way a kazoo or saxophone makes noise. This sound can be annoying for others — and can also wake you up at night, leaving you feel sleepy and foggy-headed the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts Review 8 Weird Ways To Prevent Snoring
Is snoring keeping you up at night or driving your partner crazy? You’re not alone. Data from a longitudinal study published in 1993 found that about 44 percent of men and 28 percent of women snore habitually, so this problem is happening in bedrooms across the nation.  Snoring happens when the upper airway muscles relax and constrict air flow through the throat, forcing air through a small space and causing a vibration — think of the way a kazoo or saxophone makes noise. This sound can be annoying for others — and can also wake you up at night, leaving you feel sleepy and foggy-headed the ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Symptoms in Women Less Likely to Lead to Diagnosis, Treatment Sleep Apnea Symptoms in Women Less Likely to Lead to Diagnosis, Treatment
Women with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) symptoms are less likely than men to be diagnosed with sleep apnea, or to receive treatment for it, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

OSA Accelerates FEV1 Decline in Asthmatic Patients OSA Accelerates FEV1 Decline in Asthmatic Patients
Gain a better understanding of how obstructive sleep apnea may impact lung function in patients with asthma.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Learning To Play The Didgeridoo Could Help Stop Your Snoring
Snoring became a problem for Obediya Jones-Darrell, a 38-year-old artist and acupuncturist in Vancouver, Canada, in college. “I would spend long hours on campus studying in the library. I would fall asleep, and then wake up from hearing a loud noise,” he says. “I think other students in the library were waking me up on purpose because I was snoring.” Jones-Darrell soon noticed that the quality of his sleep was being affected — he didn’t feel rested in the morning and had stopped remembering his dreams — so he sought help from his family doctor and was diagnosed with sleep apnea, a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learning To Play The Didgeridoo Could Help Stop Your Snoring
Snoring became a problem for Obediya Jones-Darrell, a 38-year-old artist and acupuncturist in Vancouver, Canada, in college. “I would spend long hours on campus studying in the library. I would fall asleep, and then wake up from hearing a loud noise,” he says. “I think other students in the library were waking me up on purpose because I was snoring.” Jones-Darrell soon noticed that the quality of his sleep was being affected — he didn’t feel rested in the morning and had stopped remembering his dreams — so he sought help from his family doctor and was diagnosed with sleep apnea, a ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news