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OrthoApnea presents two scientific studies at the 26th AADSM Annual Meeting in Boston

OrthoApnea presents two scientific studies at the 26th AADSM Annual Meeting in Boston

Recently, OrthoApnea had the opportunity to participate in the 26th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), held in Boston from 2dn till 4th June At this occasion we witnessed educational programmes and conferences aimed at researchers, physicians, dentists and specialists who have been characterized by taking a deep insight in the use and use of mandibular advancement devices (MAD) in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSAS), as described in its final program that can…

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Sleep disorders and job market

Sleep disorders and job market

Sleep disorders affect 45% of the world’s population The impact on the job market Sleep disorders often appear as a group of symptoms that belong to a serious illness, although in many cases the people who suffer it do not receive an adequate diagnosis or treatment. Living with a constant lack of sleep not only affects our quality of life but over time implies a decrease in productivity that ultimately translates significant economic losses on the labor market. A study conducted by…

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Phenotypes in the design and effectiveness of mandibular advancement devices

Phenotypes in the design and effectiveness of mandibular advancement devices

In a recent study by the OrthoApnea research team, it is demonstrated that MAD is an effective and comfortable alternative for patients with sleep-disordered breathing. Specifically, this time the study is oriented to the analysis of phenotypes in the design and effectiveness of mandibular advancement devices. In the study it is deduced that the phenotypes serve as a scale for detecting cases of success and failure and therefore, it functions as a forecasting tool focused on the final objective; to…

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Rest is happiness

Rest is happiness

Rest is happiness Routines, schedule changes, responsibilities, finances, work occupy an important space in our daily activity. When time is running out and agendas fill up, we try to make time by removing  time for ourselves or for rest. However, it should not be this way: Better rest means less stress Studies show a connection between stress and lack of sleep, with 40 percent of adults who say they sleep less than 8 hours and feel overwhelmed. Feeling stressed is…

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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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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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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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