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2018 Goals: Sleep better

2018 Goals: Sleep better

2018 Goals: Sleep better The beginning of a new year is present, and we have the opportunity to carry out healthier routines. To establish new habits can have a direct impact on your lifestyle and you can improve your quality of life from the moment you put them into practice. Health is a sum of elements. Balanced nutrition, physical exercise, stress management and avoiding negative habits are essential to well-being.   Experiencing drowsiness throughout the day is a sign that…

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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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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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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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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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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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