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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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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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Experiences with anti snoring devices

Experiences with anti snoring devices

Experiences with Anti Snoring and Mandibular Advancement devices. Many of us snore and for most it is no problem. However for some snoring is a cause of poor sleep and possibly encourages/contributes to sleep apnea (breathing difficulty during sleep). It can also be a cause of tension within relationships. At Northway Dental Practice is offered one of the most effective treatments for snoring: the Mandibular Advancement Device (also called an anti-snoring appliance or snoring appliance). This works by positioning the lower jaw a…

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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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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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Cofactors of snoring

Cofactors of snoring

Snoring is common in adults and usually is not a sign of an underlying disorder. But it indicates an increase of the resistance of the upper airway and may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring may also be associated with morphological conditions that narrow the upper airway, such as obesity, nasal congestion, craniofacial abnormalities, hypothyroidism, acromegaly, and adenotonsillar hypertrophy. The pathogenic mechanisms of snoring are complex. It is a respiratory noise acoustically, is due to the vibration of…

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Snoring, an enemy in the relations of couple

Snoring, an enemy in the relations of couple

WHAT IS THE SNORING? Snoring is defined as an acoustic phenomenon of varying intensity that is caused by the vibration of soft  orofaringeas structures and it produces a resistance of the air in the upper airway. Snoring is one of the multiple causes that can cause a sleep though, although, in this case, the snore also influences in the rest of the companion. This abscence of sleep is manifested with irritability, decreased performance and deprives them of very important functions…

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Hospitals around the world investigate the Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Hospitals around the world investigate the Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Sleep Apnea Syndrome investigations between national and international private dental offices and hospitals in collaboration with Orthoapnea, S. L. Orthoapnea is running the first international trial project about security and efficiency of the new adjustable mandibular advancement device Orthoapnea in patients with mild to moderate Sleep Apnea. This pathology is characterized by the presence of air flow obstructions in the upper airways. These cause for several seconds laboured breathings periods, resulting in apnea symptoms like fatigue, drowsiness and tiredness during…

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Sleep Apnea Tied to Fatal Heart Issues for Women, Too

Sleep Apnea Tied to Fatal Heart Issues for Women, Too

Severe obstructive sleep apnea was associated with a risk of cardiovascular death in women, but continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) seemed to reduce the risk, according to a small Spanish study. In a 116-patient, observational study, those with severe obstructive sleep apnea had a cardiovascular mortality rate of 3.71 per 100 person-years compared with the control group’s rate of 0.28 per 100 person years (P< 0.001), Francisco Campos-Rodriguez, MD, from Valme University Hospital in Seville, Spain, and colleagues found. Women…

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