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Nocturia and Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Nocturia and Sleep-Disordered Breathing

The link between Nocturia and Sleep-Disordered Breathing. In an article recently published by the research team of OrthoApnea, the prevalence of awakenings and nocturia associated with sleep apnea has been presented, and how the treatment with the mandibular advancement device (MAD) reduces the awakenings at night as well as nocturia. 1. Definition: The organism can tolerate without problem during the 6-8 hours that our sleep lasts WITHOUT having to wake up or go to the bathroom to urinate. Nocturia is…

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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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Traveling with sleep apnea is possible

Traveling with sleep apnea is possible

Sleep apnea causes that millions of people have sleeping problems and are unable to get a restorative sleep, feeling exhausted every morning. CPAP is the most common treatment for nighttime apneas and allows the patient a good rest. The people who depend on this machine have to use it continuously throughout the night and surely during all their life. Being dependent on a machine every night makes many people resort to the mandibular advancement devices (MAD) as Orthoapnea.  The most…

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Risks of the CPAP – What alternative treatments are there?

Risks of the CPAP – What alternative treatments are there?

CPAP is the most common treatment chosen by people who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. It is a continuous positive pressure machine the patient should wear at night.  The device, which includes a mask with tubes and a fan, uses air pressure to keep the throat open during sleep and to make breathing easier, reducing snoring and apneas. The CPAP is, however, not a curative treatment. Its success depends largely on a highly demanding rigorous attachment to the device,…

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OSA could be the reason behind your poor sleep quality

OSA could be the reason behind your poor sleep quality

Waked up tired after a long nights rest? Feeling drowsy and restless? OSA could be the answer to your pledges.After conducting many experiments researches claim that up to 4 percent of the population could be affected by this syndrome. There is still little knowledge on this subject if compared to other diseases such as syphilis, however the number of people around the globe who have OSA could be at least 50 or more times than that of documented cases of…

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The dentist and Sleep medicine

The dentist and Sleep medicine

In recent years, specially educated dentists have taken on a greater role in the recognition and management of obstructive sleep apnea, a disease in which the patient stops breathing many times throughout the night. Snoring Isn’t Sexy is pleased to announce that its members, all of whom have had special training in sleep medicine, are now available to journalists investigating treatment possibilities of sleep apnea that affects 20,000,000 – 40,000,000 people in the United States. While snoring is the most…

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How to survive a snore

How to survive a snore

Bedtime can be a real nightmare if your other half keeps you awake Snoring might seem a trivial problem to those who haven’t had to put up with it, but it is a serious issue if you have. Doctor Raymond H Hamden, a Dubai-based clinical and forensic psychologist, said: “Snoring contributes to poor sleep and takes away from necessary uninterrupted rest for the snorer and for the person sleeping near them. “A study found that 23 per cent of couples…

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