Category: snoring and apnea

Light and Deep Sleep: How Much Do You Need For Each Of Them? 0

Light and Deep Sleep: How Much Do You Need For Each Of Them?

It is recommended for adults to have 7-9 hours of sleep every day. If you think that’s a lot of time and that you could have done something productive at that time, then it depends on what you mean by productive because resting the body for 7-9 hours is fruitful itself.


The body goes through a lot while you sleep so you can be more productive when you wake up. It goes through stages of sleep. Along with knowing that you need 7-9 hours of sleep a day, it is also important to know how much you need per stage of it.

There are five stages of sleep that rotate between non-rapid eye movement (NREM) and rapid eye movement (REM) and include drowsiness, light sleep, moderate to deep sleep, deepest sleep, and dreaming.

Experts have recommended that adults gets about 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. New research aims to identify not just how much total sleep you need — but also how much of each stage of sleep you need.

Sleep stages 1, 2, and REM

‘Sleep Apnea Means I Feel Tired All the Time. Is This Terrifying Mask The Only Answer?’ 0

‘Sleep Apnea Means I Feel Tired All the Time. Is This Terrifying Mask The Only Answer?’

An opinion writer for The Guardian describes his experience with sleep apnea and trying to use a CPAP mask.

I was sent home with a device to which my chest and finger were tethered for two consecutive nights. The data thus harvested was sent back to the clinic and I awaited the firm diagnosis, that I was by now hoping for. I take medication for hypertension, reflux and couple of mental health issues and the sleep man had said apnea was probably at the root of all of these.

I have been using my CPAP for two weeks now. I fall asleep quite overwhelmed with serenity. Then at some point, two or three hours later, I awake in a panic, tear the mask off and go back to a troubled sleep. And that’s all I have to report at this stage.

from Sleep Review…

Jazz Pharma’s Sleep Disorder Drug Gets European Panel Backing 0

Jazz Pharma’s Sleep Disorder Drug Gets European Panel Backing

Solriamfetol, which will be branded as Sunosi, has been backed for the treatment of excessive sleepiness in adult patients with narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a  statement from the European Medicines Agency’s human medicines committee (CHMP).

The drug was approved in the United States earlier this year and is part of the company’s attempts to reduce its reliance on its blockbuster narcolepsy drug, Xyrem, which faced a setback last year.

While final approvals are done by the European Commission, it generally follows the panel’s recommendation and announces its decision within a couple of months.

from Sleep Review…

Asheville Woman Suffers a Stroke After Ignoring Sleep Apnea Symptoms 0

Asheville Woman Suffers a Stroke After Ignoring Sleep Apnea Symptoms

News 13’s WLOS met with AdventHealth Pulmonary Sleep Doctor, Steven Tomski to learn more about the disorder and how it’s treated.

She says, doctors ran several test, then telling her,”I really think you need to go and see if you have sleep apnea because that’s a big cause of strokes.”

Worried she might not live to take care of her grandchildren, she enlisted the help of Dr. Tomski, who enrolled her in a sleep study.

During the study patients sleep at the center overnight while doctors monitor everything from blood flow, breathing and chin movements.

from Sleep Review…

Dronabinol-CannAmide Combo Drug Shows Promising Results for Sleep Apnea in Phase IIa Clinical Study 0

Dronabinol-CannAmide Combo Drug Shows Promising Results for Sleep Apnea in Phase IIa Clinical Study

Therapix Biosciences Ltd, a specialty, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focusing on the development of cannabinoid-based treatments, announced today topline results from its Phase IIa clinical study. The results suggest that THX-110, a combination of dronabinol (∆ -9-tetrahydracannabinol, THC) and CannAmide (palmitoylethanolamide, PEA), positively affects symptoms in adult subjects with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

The study was a single-arm, open-label trial, in which each subject received one daily treatment, each day for 30 days of THX-110 via oral administration and was followed-up for a period of 30 days. Ten subjects participated in the study and received THX-110 at Assuta Hashalom Medical Center in Israel. The primary endpoint of the study was to assess the performance of THX-110 in the treatment of adult patients suffering from OSA, as measured by the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI). This measurement evaluates quality of sleep before and after the treatment. Treatment was given in a dose titration regimen with a maximum dose of THX-110 consisting of 10mg dronabinol and 800 mg PEA.

The study was conducted under the leadership of Yaron Dagan, head of the Sleep Medicine Institute

SomnoMed Releases New Oral Appliance: SomnoDent Avant 0

SomnoMed Releases New Oral Appliance: SomnoDent Avant

Australian oral appliance maker SomnoMed has a new device available in the United States. Its digitally designed SomnoDent Avant is the brand’s slimmest oral appliance to date and its first that is milled. It is is constructed with a hard acrylic shell and a soft liner. SomnoDent Avant is the treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

SomnoDent Avant Advancement Straps provide calibration in 1 mm increments. An initial set of 10 straps provided with your case with additional sizes available in small, medium, large (10 per set) to cover every patients complete advancement range.

Turnaround time is about 2 weeks.

from Sleep Review…

What’s Causing You To Snore? 0

What’s Causing You To Snore?

You won’t always know that you snore. In fact, you don’t actually realize that you are snoring. It’s your partner that knows and complains especially if it gets loud. It can be really loud.


Snoring affects millions of people. But why do people snore? What is it really? Well, have you noticed an animation about someone singing loudly that their tiny tissue hanging on their throat is showing? Yes, that one. Sound is produced when air vibrates within the soft palates and that tissue. This happens when your airways get narrow.

When you hear someone snoring, it means air is not flowing freely through the back of the throat. The sound occurs when air causes vibration of the soft palate and the uvula, the tiny pink flap of tissue that hangs down at the rear of your throat.



Besides being an inconvenience to other people, snoring can mean something else to you. Snoring is not a disease or an illness. But it can be a symptom or a cause of a medical condition.

Asides from

Sleep-disordered Breathing More Prevalent in People with Spinal Cord Injury—And Linked to Worse Brain Blood Vessel Health 0

Sleep-disordered Breathing More Prevalent in People with Spinal Cord Injury—And Linked to Worse Brain Blood Vessel Health

Fatigue and sleep may need more attention in order to prevent issues like stroke after spinal cord injury, finds a new study led by a University of Calgary researcher at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM).

“People with spinal cord injury have alarming rates of stroke, and we wanted to understand why,” says study lead Aaron Phillips, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, and member of the CSM’s Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, in a release.

Working with colleagues in Canada, Serbia, and Croatia, the team determined that fatigue and sleep issues were prevalent in people with spinal cord injury and that sleep-related breathing problems were associated with reduced brain health in this population.

The Power of Numbers

Using a dataset of more than 60,000 people, the researchers first revealed that individuals with spinal cord injury experience fatigue more than people without spinal cord injury. “The risk of fatigue is 9 times greater in individuals with spinal cord injury compared to those without,” says Phillips. “Prior to these results, I don’t really think

How To Address Snoring Naturally 0

How To Address Snoring Naturally

You will snore at some point in your life. That is a fact. Will it imply that something is wrong? Yes, it can. Can something be done to address it? Yes to that as well.


Snoring happens when your air has a hard time getting through your air passages. The air vibrates within the walls of the throat and produces a sound that we know as a snore. Snoring is more common in middle to older aged people. The loud kind of snore, that is. Snoring can be both a symptom of a condition or a cause to it. This is why knowing your health condition, medical condition, sleeping practices, and the way you snore can help determine how to address your snoring problems.


If your snoring isn’t caused by a medical condition, then you can opt for a treatment that won’t necessarily require medical attention. But if you are in doubt, it’s best to consult your physician. Here are some natural measures you can do about your snoring.


Drop the excess weight.

People who are overweight

Transcend Launches Battery-operated CPAP with Heated Humidifier 0

Transcend Launches Battery-operated CPAP with Heated Humidifier

Transcend announced the immediate availability of Transcend 365 miniCPAP, a CPAP and integrated heated humidifier capable of running on a single, travel-size battery.

Transcend introduces patented Capillary Force Vaporizer Technology (CFV) as an alternative to pass-over heated humidification. Unlike traditional CPAP humidifiers that must heat water in a reservoir to humidify a constant airflow, the new Transcend 365 humidifier instantly vaporizes water using an internal element and delivers humidification to the patient during inhalation, “resting” during exhalation. This preserves water and power and provides humidified air from the first breath. The responsive inspiratory-only humidifier also eliminates “rainout,” which describes when condensation collects in the CPAP mask and hose.

Clarence Johnson, Somnetics CEO, says in a release, “This technology is unlike anything seen in CPAPs before. It will be a game changer for sleep apnea patients with active lives and who have been unable to rely on their CPAP and humidifier in travel situations when mains power is not available or during power outages. The small size, complete feature set, and compatibility with any CPAP mask and hose makes the Transcend