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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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Night consequences of smoking

Night consequences of smoking

Tobacco outcome at night You already know it. It has been said, repeated and demonstrated so many times: tobacco is bad for our health. It causes different types of cancer, lung and cardiovascular diseases, circulation problems, damage to the fetus during pregnancy, etc. Although the list is already long, we can add one more disorder, perhaps not so well known: sleep apnea. Smoking is bad for almost everything. It even affects sleep at night and interferes with the overnight breaks. …

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Daytime sleepiness: When Morfeo is chasing you

Daytime sleepiness: When Morfeo is chasing you

You hate alarm clock, you usually need to set it various times to wake up and when you do so, you find it hard to get out of bed and you get up in a bad mood. During day you can’t stop yawning, you feel exhausted and sleepy all day long. Have you found yourself in this description? There are many people who experience this excessive tiredness during day which is accompanied with sleepiness, a desire to sleep, and a…

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Snoring, from social problem to pathological disease

Snoring, from social problem to pathological disease

Snoring has become a very common night noise, especially among adults. According to the data of the Sleep Research Institute, approximately 45 % of the world population snores occasionally, while 25 % do so regularly. Snoring at night does not necessarily mean there is a health problem. However, it is undeniable that this rumbling and noisy sound is annoying and has its consequences. That is why the simple snoring is considered an important social problem. Although the simple snoring is…

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Basic concepts about Sleep Apnea

Basic concepts about Sleep Apnea

There are plenty of articles about Sleep Apnea and lot of information related to it on the Internet. Let’s make it crystal clear what it is, what are the symptoms, consequences and solutions to this disease. The Spanish Society of Respiratory Disease (SSRD) defines OSAHS as being a disease “characterized by drowsiness, and associated with neuropsychiatric and cardiopulmonary side effects arising from anatomical and/or functional alterations to the upper airway. These alterations lead to repeated episodes of the upper airway obstruction…

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Do musical instruments prevent from OSA?

Do musical instruments prevent from OSA?

The latest study reveals that the risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea can be lowered when playing the wind musical instruments. Let’s take it from the beginning. Obstructive Sleep apnea starts when a person is not able to breathe during the sleep because of the collapse of upper airways permeability. A person feels discomfort when sleeping and is basically not able to breathe properly through the oral cavity. The muscles in the throat are brought so tight together that a patient…

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

40% of the population snores whilst asleep, due to the bad ventilation of the respiratory airways. A correct respiration has a fundamental influence on diurnal performance. This syndrome is one of the most prevalent ones, as it not only alters negatively the quality of life of those whose suffer from sleep apnea, but also their beloved ones. It is very important to distinguish between an annoying noise (simple snoring), produced by an insufficient amount of air getting in your respiratory…

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Orthoapnean clinical study receives first prize at SEPAR congress.

Orthoapnean clinical study receives first prize at SEPAR congress.

Bilbao was the chosen venue by the Spanish society of Chest surgery and Pneumology, SEPAR, to hold, from the 6 to the 9 of june, the 47 national congress SEPAR. Among the congress most memorable acts, stands the prizes awarded to doctors Nuria Reina, Mercedes Martín,, Lidia Lopez, Eva Cabrera y María Victoria, all members from the department of Pneumology in Universitario Virgen de la Victoria de Málaga Hospital, for best oral communication. Their presentation “Treatments against apnea sleep syndrome…

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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 University Hospital ‘Virgen de la Victoria’ of Málaga collaborates in Orthoapnea Study

The University Hospital ‘Virgen de la Victoria’ of Málaga collaborates in Orthoapnea Study

Dr. Mercedes Martín Romero, responsible of the sleep unit of the University Hospital Virgen de la ‘Victoria of Malaga’, presents the results of the first clinical study Orthoapnea According to the results, Orthoapnea mandibular advancement device is the best alternative for the treatment of snoring and sleep panea, with notable advantages over the traditional CPAP.   Dr. Mercedes Martín Romero, responsible for the unit of respiratory disorders of sleep in the University Hospital ‘Virgen de la Victoria’ of Málaga (Spain),…

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