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3Shape and OrthoApnea join forces to help you sleep better

3Shape and OrthoApnea join forces to help you sleep better

Copenhagen, November 1, 2017 – New integration between OrthoApnea and 3Shape orthodontics enables dental professionals to send intraoral scans from their 3Shape TRIOS direct to OrthoApnea for the ordering and design of its new personalized sleep device for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (the “NOA”), just launched at the World Sleep Congress in Prague. According to OrthoApnea, 3Shape TRIOS digital-impression-accuracy helps the sleep device maker to tailor each NOA device to the individual patient. OrthoApnea has reinvented the oral device concept…

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Headache and OSAS

Headache and OSAS

Headache related to snoring and sleep apnea. This time we bring you a comment provided by Dr. Pedro Mayoral on the appearance of headaches, his treatment with DAM OrthoApnea, and its link with SAHS and snoring. A retrospective study showed that 24% of patients with sleep apnea had frequent morning headache, which was not different from the other groups. 30% of patients with chronic headache and other symptoms of sleep apnea have significant improvement in headache after treatment of sleep apnea….

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Habits to manage stress and improve rest

Habits to manage stress and improve rest

Habits to manage stress and improve rest. Stress is the body’s response to the events of the day. It changes our behavior and affects us physically and emotionally. An adequate proportion of stress can be a positive strength that keeps us alert and energized. However, having too much stress can cause tension and anxiety, and consequently, troubles with the rest. What are the signs of stress? The common signs of stress are lack of attention and concentration, depression, difficulty during…

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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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The OrthoApnea Scientific Committee team

The OrthoApnea Scientific Committee team

Meet the team that forms the OrthoApnea Scientific Committee. The OrthoApnea Scientific Committee is defined by a group of multidisciplinary specialists in Oral Sleep Medicine whose objective is to strengthen the excellence of the OrthoApnea device as treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Here we introduce you to the members of our team of specialists: Dr. Javier Vila, a otolaryngologist at the Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona and dentist, is Director of the Scientific Committee and reinforces the presence…

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The effectiveness of mandibular advancement devices in reducing blood pressure.

The effectiveness of mandibular advancement devices in reducing blood pressure.

The effectiveness of mandibular advancement devices in reducing blood pressure. On this occasion, Dr. Pedro Mayoral makes a brief comment about the study of Sekizuka, H., Osada, N., and Akashi, YJ (2016) on the effectiveness of AMD in the treatment of snoring and OSAS, and their relationship with blood pressure.   A recently published article has demonstrated the effectiveness of mandibular advancement devices such as Orthoapnea in the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea and its effectiveness in reducing blood pressure….

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Experiences with anti snoring devices

Experiences with anti snoring devices

Experiences with Anti Snoring and Mandibular Advancement devices. Many of us snore and for most it is no problem. However for some snoring is a cause of poor sleep and possibly encourages/contributes to sleep apnea (breathing difficulty during sleep). It can also be a cause of tension within relationships. At Northway Dental Practice is offered one of the most effective treatments for snoring: the Mandibular Advancement Device (also called an anti-snoring appliance or snoring appliance). This works by positioning the lower jaw a…

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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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IV Congress on Sleep Apnea in Dentistry

IV Congress on Sleep Apnea in Dentistry

The IV Congress on Sleep Apnea in Dentistry took place at the School of Dentistry at the Complutense University of Madrid on the 13th and 14th of November. First half of the Friday was devoted to Orthoapnea certification course addressed to the dentists who successfully became Orthoapnea MAD professionals. The second half of Friday and Saturday were marked by various case studies presented by greatest exponents of this field of Sleep Medicine. We would like to thank especially to Dr….

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