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Effects of lack of sleep on the body

Effects of lack of sleep on the body

You already know the effects of spending a restless night and how you will feel the next day  –tired, moody and without energy. But losing the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep has consequences beyond this. In the long run, the after-effects of lack of rest become latent as it drains your mental abilities and puts health at risk. Science has linked lack of sleep with all kinds of health problems, from weight gain to having a weak immune system. Today…

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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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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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