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Month: October 2016

Daylight Saving Time: how does it affect us and how to ease its effects

Daylight Saving Time: how does it affect us and how to ease its effects

Winter is coming and to bring the ending of Daylight Saving time: the moment when we have to set our clocks one hour back to adjust it to standard time. And although it’s only 1 hour time difference, this change can cause variations in our health that not only affect our sleep but also our mood, physical and intellectual performance or even eating habits, among others. Our body can take up to several days to get used to the new…

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Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea: MAD as an alternative to CPAP

Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea: MAD as an alternative to CPAP

In clinical settings, many patients experience more severe OSA while asleep in the supine position than in the lateral position. 9,10 Individuals are defined as positional OSA (P-OSA) if their overall apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) is higher than 5 events/h, and the ratio of their lateral AHI to supine AHI is 0.5 or less. A substantial number of studies demonstrated that P-OSA is present in 50% to 60% of patients who undergo polysomnography. Furthermore, a few reports suggested that P-OSA patients responded better to MAD than patients with non-positional OSA…

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