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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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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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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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Daylight Saving Time: how does it affect us and how to ease its effects

Daylight Saving Time: how does it affect us and how to ease its effects

Winter is coming and to bring the ending of Daylight Saving time: the moment when we have to set our clocks one hour back to adjust it to standard time. And although it’s only 1 hour time difference, this change can cause variations in our health that not only affect our sleep but also our mood, physical and intellectual performance or even eating habits, among others. Our body can take up to several days to get used to the new…

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Hypersomnias: disturbances and sleep disorders

Hypersomnias: disturbances and sleep disorders

Under the category of hypersomnia are grouped diseases manifesting excessive daytime sleepiness as a unifying and common symptom. The subjects showed an inability to stay awake during the day and an uncontrollable tendency to sleep in any situation. Between the hypersomnias types we can find these disturbances and sleep disorders: –     Narcolepsy with cataplexy –     Narcolepsy without cataplexy –     Narcolepsy seconday –     Recurrent Hypersomnia –     Idiopathic hypersomnia –    …

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Jet-lag impairment by the time zone change

Jet-lag impairment by the time zone change

It is the alteration of ciarcadian rhythm more common and less serious. It is a loss of synchronization caused by a time change to travel to geographic latitudes with different time zones than usual. This mismatch affects circadian mechanisms that maintain the characteristics of the point of origin. It is characterized by alternating states of alertness and sleepiness at not appropiate time of day, poor performance and decay. The extent of this disorganization is directly proportional to the distance traveled…

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