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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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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Discover now the new Orthoapnea website!

Discover now the new Orthoapnea website!

This week we have presented our new website, a place where patients, doctors and professionals of the field can check all the interesting factors about Sleep Apnea and Orthoapnea device. What you can find among the most important news is the new image of Orthoapnea. Our slogan “Sleep, Smile & Live” is addressed to all those patients who know perfectly the consequences of suffering from a disease like sleep apnea. Remember that Orthoapnea will not only help you to sleep….but…

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What is Jet Lag and how to reduce its effects?

What is Jet Lag and how to reduce its effects?

What is Jet Lag? Jet Lag is a name given to the problems derived from a temporary disruption of bodily rhythms. When we travel for long distances, through various time zones, disequilibrium appears between the local time and our own inner time. Therefore our time for sleeping and eating can be strongly altered and we have to readapt our body to new time. The frequent effects brought by Jet Lag are fatigue, general tiredness, digestive problems, memory loss, irritability, apathy,…

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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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