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Get Treated For Sleep Apnea 0

Get Treated For Sleep Apnea

Most people dismiss sleep apnea as a condition with the annoying habit most older guys are guilty of. There are actually a lot of women who snore too. If you think that technology has done its part in improving human life in general, there is a lot of work still needed for the management of sleep apnea. Most management only focuses on curbing snoring, which is the most noticeable symptom of sleep apnea, but only addressing snoring is a mere palliative treatment. You don’t really get to the bottom of sleep apnea itself.

Sleep apnea is a serious health issue. You shouldn’t just dismiss it and simply associate it with snoring because they are not one and the same. Not all snorers are diagnosed with sleep apnea but most people with sleep apnea snore in their sleep. If you don’t get treated, you may suffer from various complications that would only worsen your health over time. Sleep is essential for good health and if you constantly suffer from poor sleep each night, you will suffer from sleep deprivation and …

Help Narcolepsy by Leveraging Light Exposure 0

Help Narcolepsy by Leveraging Light Exposure

Here are techniques to help narcolepsy symptoms by leveraging daily light exposure and…

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What Is Narcolepsy? Here’s what you need to know. 0

What Is Narcolepsy? Here’s what you need to know.

If you want the answer to answer the question – ‘”what is narcolepsy?” We explain it in simple terms. To begin, narcolepsy is one of the least common and least understood sleep disorders.

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5 Surprising Takeaways From The ‘World’s Largest’ Sleep Study 0

5 Surprising Takeaways From The ‘World’s Largest’ Sleep Study

I’m fascinated by studies that look at sleep in different cultures and societies. I’m also interested in studies that investigate sleep in the “real world,” as opposed to exclusively from within the scientific sleep laboratory.

Don’t get me wrong. Laboratory sleep research is of vital importance. There are innumerable factors scientists can identify and control from within the sleep lab that that couldn’t possibly happen in people’s everyday environments, or by relying on people’s self-reported information about sleep. But a sleep laboratory by nature is an artificial environment. And insight we can gain about sleep in our natural settings and routines is also important and revealing.

A new, large-scale study does both. This study, dubbed by scientists as the “world’s largest” sleep study to date, included a global sample of more than 10,000 people, and captured information about the impact of real-world sleep habits on how we think, feel, and function.

Analyzing sleep in the real world, and around the globe

Scientists at Canada’s University of Western Ontario used the Internet to recruit thousands of participants from around the

AASM and Super Bowl Champion Aaron Taylor Team Up to Tackle Sleep Apnea 0

AASM and Super Bowl Champion Aaron Taylor Team Up to Tackle Sleep Apnea

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and former NFL offensive lineman Aaron Taylor have partnered to launch two new public service announcements (PSAs) urging television viewers to “Defend Your Sleep” by talking to a doctor about obstructive sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea afflicts nearly 30 million American adults, and most of them remain untreated, increasing their risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, and type 2 diabetes,” says AASM president Douglas B. Kirsch, MD, in a release. “With Aaron’s help, we hope to further educate the community about the warning signs of sleep apnea and demonstrate that many of the damaging effects of the disease can be stopped, and even reversed, through diagnosis and treatment by the sleep team at an accredited sleep center.”

For Taylor, sleep apnea is personal. An avid snorer since he was in high school, he found himself with a lack of energy that began to affect his family life and performance on the field. However, it was not until two friends with sleep apnea died prematurely that he sought help from his doctor.

“At the end

What time do your kids go to bed? 0

What time do your kids go to bed?

Is this a loaded question? Do I answer it honestly or do I say what is ideal? “I mean, I mostly, well sometimes I get them to bed at 7.30pm!” Some kids go to bed a little later because they aren’t up at 5am and some kids are probably in bed but not sleeping! It’s […]

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals Submits Marketing Authorization Application to European Medicines Agency for Solriamfetol 0

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Submits Marketing Authorization Application to European Medicines Agency for Solriamfetol

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc has submitted a marketing authorization application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency for solriamfetol, a selective dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, as a treatment to improve wakefulness and reduce excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in adult patients with narcolepsy (with or without cataplexy) or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

“Excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea can be debilitating for patients and challenging for the medical community to diagnose and treat,” says Jed Black, MD, senior vice president, Sleep and CNS Medicine at Jazz Pharmaceuticals and adjunct professor, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, in a release. “Jazz is committed to addressing unmet needs in sleep medicine by delivering meaningful treatment options.”

Yves Dauvilliers, MD, PhD, head of sleep and wake Disorders at the University Hospital of Montpellier, France, says, “In the European Union, there is no approved treatment for people with excessive daytime sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea, and people with excessive daytime sleepiness due to narcolepsy may benefit from the availability of new treatment options. As the sleep

Custom Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea Comparison Guide (October 2018) 0

Custom Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea Comparison Guide (October 2018)

custom oral appliances

Compare 16 custom oral appliances for obstructive sleep apnea side-by-side. Click on the thumbnail or “OralAppliances1018” to open the guide at a legible size or print it. The guide compares features such as warranty, indications, materials, Medicare compliance, how it works, fitting, adjustment, connection between upper and lower sections, and peer-reviewed studies for the following products: Airway Management Inc dreamTAP, Dream Systems LLC OASYS with Nasal Dilators (Optional Tongue Repositioners), DynaFlex Milled Dorsal, DynaFlex Milled Herbst, Glidewell Laboratories Silent Nite sl, Great Lakes Orthodontics Ltd Telescopic Sleep Herbst Appliance in Hard Acrylic, Luco Hybrid OSA Appliance Inc The Luco Hybrid OSA Appliance, OravanOSA Oravan Herbst, Oventus O2 Vent W, Panthera Dental Panthera D-SAD (Digital – Sleep Apnea Device), ProSomnus [CA] Continuous Advancement Sleep and Snore Device, ProSomnus [IA] Sleep and Snore Device with Monogram Customization, Quiesco Health The Silencer with Haelstrom Hinge, SML-Space Maintainers Laboratories Clear Sleep Appliance, SomnoMed SomnoDent Fusion, and Whole You Inc Respire Blue EF+.

A version of this comparison guide published in Sleep Review‘s October 2018 issue. If your company is missing,

Powering CPAPs in Trucks Is Easier Than Ever Before 0

Powering CPAPs in Trucks Is Easier Than Ever Before

Built-in medical device power and accessories like inverters help drivers of commercial vehicles who have sleep apnea better manage competing electrical demands.

When truckers are on the road, they often have to balance the competing electrical demands of their medical devices with those of all the household appliances that keep them comfortable. More than a decade ago, truck driver Bob Stanton regularly had trouble starting his truck in the morning after running his CPAP machine off of the vehicle’s batteries overnight, but now he runs his ResMed AirSense 10 off a diesel auxiliary power unit (APU), essentially a small engine attached to the side of his truck, and it works just fine.

“Part of the reasonable accommodations my employer makes for sleep apnea is keeping me assigned to a truck that has an APU,” Stanton says.

He no longer has a problem keeping his CPAP powered through the night, but this is a change from when he was first diagnosed and his former employer didn’t want to make the $10,000 investment to install an APU. That was

The Newest Science On The Sleep And Health Benefits Of CBD 0

The Newest Science On The Sleep And Health Benefits Of CBD

It seems like CBD is everywhere, doesn’t it? CBD has been an up-and-comer in the health and medical community for a while. But in the last year or so we’ve seen CBD—a natural, non-psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant—used to treat issues ranging from anxiety and sleep problems to chronic pain and lack of mental focus.

I’ve been interested and excited for a long time about the prospective benefits of CBD for sleep, mood, and other aspects of health. I’ve been discussing the potential health benefits of the cannabis plant for several years. In 2017, I wrote about the very promising scientific research showing how CBD can improve sleep, reduce symptoms of anxiety, and help protect brain function.

It’s because of all this research I decided to include hemp-derived CBD in my own sleep formula, Aktive Sleep Booster. (In addition to CBD, Aktive Sleep Booster is made from other natural ingredients that promote sleep, including valerian and hops.) I’m really excited and proud of what we’ve made and its capacity to help people sleep more—and better.

What is CBD?