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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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The prevalence of OSAS

The prevalence of OSAS

The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea. In today’s post we reflect the results of a study on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) conducted by the University of Wisconsin, EEUU. In this study, 1,520 participants (96% of them non-hispanic whites) were enrolled, and a total of 4,563 sleep studies were performed for the diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) between 1988 and 2011, pictured in the following table: The table shows that 32.7 % of the population presented suffered…

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Mild obstructive sleep apnoea: MAD as the most appropriate long-term treatment

Mild obstructive sleep apnoea: MAD as the most appropriate long-term treatment

In an article published by Lancet journal in May 2016, Walter T McNicholas and his colleagues demonstrate the effectiveness of mandibular advancement devices (DAM), such as OrthoApnea, in the treatment of mild, moderate and even severe sleep apnoea. In the aforesaid article, they indicate that oral appliance therapy might be more suitable as long-term therapy because of better compliance to treatment. Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) treatment is more suitable as long-term therapy because of its effectiveness and better compliance to treatment. Oral appliance therapy 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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