Young women are Britain's worst snorers: One third of females aged 25-34 snore hard
A survey of sleep disorders conducted by the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital found there has been a shift in the usual snorer suspect. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Osteopathic manipulative treatment is an effective treatment alternative to obstructive sleep apnea
(Natural News) If your snoring has gotten so bad that it is cutting off your breathing while you are asleep, you are probably suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. You need to get yourself treated before you get hurt or worse. One possible option is osteopathic manipulative treatment of your sphenopalatine ganglion. Sleep apnea is a sleeping... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This one product claims to replace noises like snoring and construction with snooze-worthy sounds
Construction noises, snoring, elevator sounds and neighbours speaking loudly next door can all prevent you from getting a good night's sleep - so one Australian company wanted to help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The tiny tickler that can banish snoring and treat sleep apnoea
The device uses electrodes to stimulate the diaphragm, the large dome-shaped muscle at the base of the lungs, that plays a key role in breathing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snoring can DOUBLE your risk of developing gout - even if you have a normal body mass index
Researchers from Keele University found that people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea are more likely to develop the agonising joint condition, even if they are a healthy weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between Nightmares and Night Terrors?
Discussion Sleep disorders are common in all ages particularly with sleep deprivation in our increasingly busy world. Sleep problems are more common in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, headache and visual impairments. Sleep problems can cause cognitive and behavioral impairments including emotional regulation problems, increased seizures or headaches, and impaired attention and have been known to prolong recovery from various acquired brain injuries. Parasomnias are “undesirable events that accompany sleep and typically occur during sleep-wake transitions.” The term sleep terr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 27, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The best sleep position to avoid back pain and snoring - the best way to snooze revealed
SLEEP position can affect back pain, arthritis joint pain, or can improve signs of snoring. But, which is the best sleeping position to get you the best quality night ’s rest? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity and compromised immune function disturb children’s nighttime breathing, leading to behavior, learning and memory problems
(Natural News) Hungarian scientists have concluded that abnormal respiratory behaviors during sleep can negatively affect the cognitive development of children. The authors of the new study state that deep sleep, characterized by long, slow brain waves, is hampered or abruptly aroused when a child snores or displays any symptom associated with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). It... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a spray REALLY stop you snoring or help you to lose weight?
In the UK, we spend £10 million a year on hay fever sprays alone. Here, experts offer their verdicts on some of the more novel over-the-counter products. We then rated them... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to stop snoring: Best sleeping positions to avoid the deafening sound
SNORING is something more people suffer from as they get older. As someone rumbles away throughout the midnight hours, they could keep partners, friends and family awake. It could be possible to stop snoring by simply paying more attention to the position you sleep in. Could The Log stop your snoring? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What your sleep position says about YOU - how to avoid back pain and snoring
SLEEP position can lead to back pain, arthritis joint pain and even snoring. But what does your sleep position say about you? Whether it ’s on your front, side or back, these are the best ways to lie in bed to fall asleep fast. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would you stick a tube up your nose to stop yourself snoring?
The device, which you breathe through normally, keeps the airway open during sleep to prevent sleep apnoea, a condition that causes snoring. But would you try it? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Tied to Snoring in Kids Secondhand Smoke Exposure Tied to Snoring in Kids
Exposing children to secondhand tobacco smoke increases their risk of developing habitual snoring, according to an analysis of existing research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Loud snoring could be an early warning sign for dementia
Loud  snoring could be an early warning sign for dementia and memory problems, scientists say. People with heavy snoring, did worse in memory tests and have changes in the brain linked to dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Secondhand smoking tied to snoring in kids
(Reuters Health) - Exposing children to secondhand tobacco smoke increases their risk of developing habitual snoring, according to an analysis of existing research. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Loud snoring could be an early warning sign for dementia and memory problems  
Loud  snoring could be an early warning sign for dementia and memory problems, scientists say. People with heavy snoring, did worse in memory tests and have changes in the brain linked to dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Help! I'm happily married, but my husband's snoring is making my life hell
The Daily Mail's resident GP, Dr Martin Scurr, answers your health concerns - this week, excessive snoring and the risks of pulmonary disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's health service to reduce 'unnecessary' treatments
Britain's National Health Service has proposed cutting back on treatments including breast reductions and operations to stop people snoring as part of plans to save money and reduce "unnecessary or risky procedures." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The relationship between depression, daytime napping, daytime dysfunction, and snoring in 0.5 million Chinese populations: exploring the effects of socio-economic status and age - Liu Y, Peng T, Zhang S, Tang K.
BACKGROUND: Daytime napping has been postulated as both a protective and a risk factor for depression in previous studies. In addition to these conflicting results, research gaps also exist with regard to controlling confounding bias between daytime nappin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Beyond the Baggie: High Hopes for Nasal Delivery of Medical Cannabis
What happens when a leading medical cannabis company hooks up with a respiratory device company?  Dose-metered, nasally-delivered cannabis-based medicines, according to Columbia Care and Rhinomed. The two companies have inked a licensing agreement for the collaborative development of just such a product. New York-based Columbia Care and Richmond, Australia-based Rhinomed plan to develop one or more new versions of Rhinomed's existing device. The program, which will be developed in Columbia Care's research and manufacturing facilities, will aim to optimize delivery of consistent doses of Columbia Care's pharmaceutical-...
Source: MDDI - June 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

The New Health Care: I Learned I Have Sleep Apnea. It ’ s More Serious Than Many People Realize.
There are many treatment options for a problem that can be downright deadly. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Apnea (Sleep Disorder) Driver Distraction and Fatigue Snoring Traffic Accidents and Safety Source Type: news

What is the Prevalence of Somnambulism?
Discussion Sleep disorders are common in all ages particularly sleep deprivation in our increasingly busy world. A review of health problems caused by inadequate sleep can be found here. Sleep problems are more common in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, headache and visual impairments. Sleep problems can cause cognitive and behavioral impairments including emotional regulation problems, increased seizures or headaches, and impaired attention and has been known to prolong recovery from various acquired brain injuries. Somnambulism or sleepwalking is a parasomnia (which include confusional a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 25, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of using a humidifier
Dry indoor air is a common problem that can exacerbate respiratory symptoms, cause dry skin and hair, and even make snoring worse. In this article, learn how using a humidifier can help to alleviate these and other problems. We also describe the possible risks and how to use a humidifier safely. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Slows Work Productivity Poor Sleep Slows Work Productivity
Insomnia, snoring, and other sleep problems are associated with decreased work productivity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Pill for skin problems may stop snoring, too
The drug, called dimethyl fumarate (also known by its brand name Tecfidera) is used to dampen inflammation that causes flare-ups of psoriasis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep position - this is why you should never fall asleep on your front
SLEEP position can affect back pain, arthritis joint pain, and even improve your snoring habit. Whether it ’s on your front, on your back, or on your side, each position brings different health benefits and complications, but some are better at helping you to fall asleep. Why should you never sleep on your stomach? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to sleep: Three tips to stop deafening snores
SLEEP is one of the most important activities of the day, and can help reduce your risk of developing conditions like dementia. However, getting enough can be difficult if your snoring keeps waking up you, and everyone nearby. Try these three tips to get some quiet shut-eye. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charles Dickens' contribution to medicine highlighted in London exhibition
Author ’s startlingly accurate descriptions of illnesses may have assisted advances in medicine, curators sayFat boy Joe, the messenger inThe Pickwick Papers, is “always asleep... he goes on errands fast asleep, and snores as he waits at table”.The chubby servant ’s constant snoozing becomes a running joke in Dickens’ first novel, but the character also served as an unlikely inspiration for a breakthrough in sleep science.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Science Charles Dickens Books Culture Health Source Type: news

Snorers suffer from nerve and muscle damage in the palate
(Umea University) People who snore may have extensive tissue damage in the nerves and muscles of the soft palate. This can in turn create problems with swallowing and contribute to development of sleep apnea. Treatment strategies aimed at early intervention to stop snoring might have beneficial effects in healing or preventing development of sleep apnea. These findings are explained in a new dissertation at Ume å University, Sweden. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Philips Expands its Sleep & Respiratory Care Portfolio with the Acquisition of NightBalance
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has acquired NightBalance, a digital health scale-up company based in the Netherlands, that has developed an innovative, easy to use device to treat positional obstructive sleep apnea and positional snoring. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Loud snoring thins the skull and may be deadly, study finds
Researchers from the University of Indiana found that, for unclear reasons, people with sleep apnoea have skulls that are up to 1.23mm thinner. This can cause brain fluid to leak away. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snoring warning: Being a loud snorer could WEAKEN your skull
BEING a loud snorer could weaken your skull, according to research today.Scans have found people with the common bedtime disorder sleep apnoea have much less bone protecting their brain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep quality MAPPED - which surprising part of the UK gets the best night’s rest?
SLEEP position can cause back pain, arthritis joint pain and could even improve your snoring. It can also affect how well you sleep, and how easily you find it to drift off. But, which part of the UK is happiest with the quality of their sleep? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Substantial Equivalency: By Comparison or By Performance?
On April 12, FDA released a draft guidance document, Expansion of the Abbreviated 510(k) Program: Demonstrating Substantial Equivalence through Performance Criteria. Comments on the draft will be accepted until July 11. As comments are received they can be reviewed here. An Abbreviated 510(k) is one that uses guidance documents, special controls, and/or FDA-recognized consensus standards to establish substantial equivalence in whole or in part without direct comparison of the candidate device to one or more predicate devices. The Abbreviated 510(k) has existed since at least 1998 as part of The New 510(k) Pa...
Source: MDDI - April 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Sleep: A quarter of Britons' sleep ruined by snoring and stress - are you affected?
SLEEP could be the most important activity of the day, but over a quarter of Brits can ’t manage an undisturbed night. Snoring, anxiety and family stress were among the top factors keeping them awake, according to a recent survey. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana May Not Help Your Sleep Apnea
In the United States, nearly 30 million adults are affected by sleep apnea. This condition occurs when the upper airway repeatedly collapses during sleep, resulting in snoring and daytime sleepiness. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The best sleep position revealed - sleep like this to prevent back pain
SLEEP position can cause back pain, arthritis joint pain and can improve your snoring. The way you lie in bed can say a lot about your overall health, and how easily you find it to get to sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Modern Approach to Basic Airway Management
A modern approach to the essentials of ventilation & oxygenation Administering oxygen via nasal cannula while treating a patient with CPAP increases the fraction of inspired oxygen and doesn’t typically interfere with the mask seal. Photos courtesy Andrew Merelman You arrive on scene and find a 68-year-old man is lying on the couch with difficulty breathing. He’s obese and obtunded, with severe respiratory distress. His wife tells you he has a history of congestive heart failure. He appears pale and diaphoretic, with snoring, slow, shallow breaths and his initial oxygen saturation is 72%. What are the m...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Merelman, BS, NRP, FP-C Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: How you can put snoring ( to bed with four simple tips  
Over  the past few weeks I have been writing about insomnia and how to overcome it. Now, I reveal tips to avoid other reasons for a disturbed night such as snoring, writes DR MICHAEL MOSLEY. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific, Mayo Clinic back new Minneapolis medtech incubator
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is joining the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota in backing startup accelerator Gener8tor as it launches a medtech focused incubator in Minneapolis, according to a new report from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The newly launched accelerator will operate under a seven-week program that will support six new startups with a focus on medical technology, requiring no fees or equity and offered three times a year, according to the report. Initial entrants into the incubator include wearable-focused medical tape maker ExpressionMed, cardiac rhythm and neuromod dev Kobara Medical, interv...
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Boston Scientific Mayo Clinic Source Type: news

What your sleep position says about YOU - and how to avoid back pain
SLEEP position can affect back pain, arthritis joint pain or can improve your snoring. Whether it ’s on your back, side or front, your bed position could determine how easily you get to sleep. This is the best position to help you get to sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to sleep: What your sleeping position says about you - and how to avoid back pain
SLEEP position can affect back pain, arthritis joint pain or can improve your snoring. Whether it ’s on your back, side or front, your bed position could determine how easily you get to sleep. This is the best position to help you get to sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you know the difference between snoring and sleep apnea?
While people with sleep apnea snore, both terms do not describe the same thing. Snoring is just snoring. Sleeping is when your breathing is interrupted while you sleep. Its a very dangerous condition. There are people who snore and its completely harmless. One way to figure out if you suffer from sleep apnea is to quantify how tired you feel after a full nights sleep. People who have sleep apnea tend to feel tired even though they just woke up from what should have been a great nights sleep. Another common sign is if you wake up with a scratchy throat. If you know a loved one who snores at night, encourage them to get thei...
Source: Support for International Change : HIV AIDS - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: admin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a home remedy for snoring?
A look at lifestyle changes and treatments developed to reduce or eliminate snoring. We also discuss coping strategies and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

What are Indications for Allergen-specific Immunotherapy?
Discussion Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease modifying treatment for allergic disease. Sometimes referred to as desensitization, the premise is to expose the patient to small but regular amounts of a specific antigen thereby building tolerance within the patient to the allergen. AIT is often underused because of safety concerns and lack of appropriately trained health care providers and facilities to safely carry out AIT treatment. There are 4 main AIT treatments options currently: SCIT – subcutaneous immunotherapy Allergen is injected into the subcutaneous skin “Shots are effective in treati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: March 2, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From InspireMD’s new distribution deals to Kelynium’s distribution deal with a mystery partner, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. InspireMD inks distribution deals in Greece, Caribbean InspireMD announced in a March 1 press release that it has signed exclusive distribution agreements with T-Vascular IKE Medical Supplies in Greece and Endo-Serv, SRL in the Caribbean. Both suppliers create high-tech medical devices for minimally-invasive procedures. Endo-Serv markets to the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao and Tr...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound Biolase dexalytic Getinge Hologic Inc. iCad Inc. InspireMD Kelyniam Global Inc. MedTech Source Type: news