Category: snoring and apnea

Study Finds That Women Underestimate Their Snoring 0

Study Finds That Women Underestimate Their Snoring

Men snore. They don’t deny that at all. They snore loud and mean that it’s hard to get any sleep beside them. The question is, are men the only snorers? Of course not! Women are snorers too. The funny thing is that they can’t seem to admit it.

In what may be the funniest news this week, a new study is finding that women tend to underreport their own snoring. The study looked at 1,913 patients, the average age of 49 years, who were referred to a sleep disorders center at a university hospital.

(Via: https://interestingengineering.com/women-lie-about-their-snoring-new-study-finds)

There really is nothing glamorous about snoring. Just imagine a weird, almost too annoying, sound coming out from a woman’s mouth. It seems unfitting for a woman to snore; almost too unfeminine.  That probably explains why it’s hard for any woman to admit that she snores.

What they found was that not only did women tend to underreport snoring, they also underestimated its loudness. The study found that 88% of the women snored, but only 72% reported that they snore.

In addition,

ResMed to Raise Awareness and Treatment of Sleep Apnea in South Asia 0

ResMed to Raise Awareness and Treatment of Sleep Apnea in South Asia

ResMed has appointed Shubhi Khurana as general manager for India and South Asia.

Khurana, former general manager of Capsugel India Region (now Lonza), oversees business operations including setting strategic priorities, evolving team and go-to-market models for ResMed’s long-term growth. She aims to enhance ResMed’s leadership in the region by enabling efforts in developing innovative technology-enabled care pathways and improving patients’ therapy experiences.

These initiatives also encompass market development and awareness measures to educate the public, medical community, and decision makers about the prevalence of sleep and respiratory diseases in South Asia, as well as how to diagnose and treat them at home with cloud-connectable non-invasive devices. These campaigns support efforts to address the under-penetration of sleep and respiratory care markets in India and neighboring countries.

“Sleep apnea and COPD are global health epidemics and are especially prevalent in Asia,” says Justin Leong, president of ResMed’s Asia Growth Markets, in a release. “In India, these diseases are highly underdiagnosed due to low awareness amongst both doctors and the general community. Given the link between these diseases, and other chronic diseases like

Company Closes Series 2 Funding Round for Continued Development of Daytime Neurostimulator for Snoring, Mild Sleep Apnea 0

Company Closes Series 2 Funding Round for Continued Development of Daytime Neurostimulator for Snoring, Mild Sleep Apnea

Signifier Medical Technologies, which is developing the “Snoozeal” daytime neurostimulator for snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea (OSA),  has closed an oversubscribed Series B funding, aiming to invest further in R&D and prepare the company for commercial stage. With this round, Signifier Medical Technologies has raised a total in excess of $13 million since its founding in 2015.

The new funds will enable Signifier Medical Technologies to:

  • accelerate the data generation in ongoing clinical trials with its Snoozeal with key opinion leaders in sleep conditions in  academic centers, including: University College London; University of California – San Diego and New York Presbyterian – Cornell University;
  • complete the FDA approval process, with de novo filing anticipated in 2019;
  • further invest in expanding its product range, including adding advanced analytics capabilities; and
  • expand the team to broaden its capability set, including commercial readiness in key geographies.

SnooZeal’s technology sends gentle electronic pulses to the back of the tongue to tone the muscles, which the manufacturer states reverses the over-relaxation of the tongue and stops snoring. It is used for for 20 during

DEA Designates Jazz Pharmaceutical’s Sunosi as Having Low Potential for Abuse, Low Risk of Dependence 0

DEA Designates Jazz Pharmaceutical’s Sunosi as Having Low Potential for Abuse, Low Risk of Dependence

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has designated Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc’s solriamfetol, also known as Sunosi, as a Schedule IV medicine, which is its category for drugs with a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence.

With U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval on March 20, 2019, Sunosi is the first and only dual-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor approved to improve wakefulness in adult patients with excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

“Jazz Pharmaceuticals focuses on doing what is best for patients and we are committed to the safe and appropriate use of our medicines for debilitating conditions like excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy or OSA,” says Bruce Cozadd, chairman and chief executive officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, in a release. “We are pleased that Sunosi has received a Schedule IV designation that aligns with our research demonstrating this medicine’s relatively low potential for abuse and risk of dependence.”

Beginning early July, once-daily Sunosi will be commercially available in the United States in 75 mg and 150 mg tablets.

“Excessive daytime sleepiness

A Good Night’s Rest: Why Sleep Apnea Treatment Is Critical 0

A Good Night’s Rest: Why Sleep Apnea Treatment Is Critical

An increased focus on the treatment of sleep apnea could have big benefits for patients, reports Dental Products Report.

However, it isn’t just our patients that could be deal dealing with the problems of OSA. It very well could be a staff member… or even the doctor. By no means is the doctor immune from the problems that can come OSA. Trust me when I say that, because I’m one of those doctors.

from Sleep Review http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2019/06/a-good-nights-rest-why-sleep-apnea-treatment-is-critical-dental-products-report/…

6 Annoying Reasons Why Couples Are Sleeping In Separate Bedrooms 0

6 Annoying Reasons Why Couples Are Sleeping In Separate Bedrooms

Have you heard of sleep divorce? Apparently, it’s the reason why more and more relationships are becoming stronger down under in Australia.

Thousands of Australian couples are sleeping in separate beds, with experts claiming that “sleep divorce” is making relationships and sex lives stronger.

(Via: https://www.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/fifo-shift-work-snoring-and-farting-forcing-couples-into-sleep-divorce-and-slumber-in-separate-bedrooms-ng-b881165321z)

According to research, sleeping in separate bedrooms is benefiting a lot of marriages.

Author and self-confessed “dedicated separate sleeper”, Jennifer Adams, says research showed more than 200,000 Australian couples were no sleeping in separate beds.

Adams, who wrote Sleeping Apart Not Falling Apart, said she and her husband had been happily married for 14 years despite sleeping in different bedrooms.

“Show me the stats of the divorced couples who shared a bed every night,” the 53-year-old told the Daily Mail.

“Sleeping in separate rooms does not mean the end of a relationship, it’s just a way of maintaining a relationship.

(Via: https://www.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/fifo-shift-work-snoring-and-farting-forcing-couples-into-sleep-divorce-and-slumber-in-separate-bedrooms-ng-b881165321z)

It seems kind of odd for a couple to sleep in separate bedrooms but that’s just because it’s the norm. However, the norm isn’t exactly the best thing to do …

A Potential New Algorithm for Predicting Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy 0

A Potential New Algorithm for Predicting Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy

A new algorithm combining subjective and objective measures to predict obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in pregnant women was created using retrospectively analyzed data, according to a study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Full polysomnography and results from the Multivariable Apnea Prediction Questionnaire from pregnant women during the first and third trimester were used along with Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome Score and Facco’s apnea predictive model to train an algorithm predicting OSA risk. Sensitivity and specificity of the resulting model were evaluated.

from Sleep Review http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2019/06/algorithm-predicting-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-pregnancy/…

Philips Debuts Facial Analysis Algorithms for Better CPAP Mask Choices 0

Philips Debuts Facial Analysis Algorithms for Better CPAP Mask Choices

At SLEEP 2019, attendees who stopped by the company’s booth were able to get scanned with Mask Selector tablet-software technology.

CPAP interfaces can cause claustrophobia, noisy air leaks can keep patients up at night, and poor fitting masks can be uncomfortable. These are just a few of the reasons why some sleep apnea patients give up on their CPAP therapy.

A team of engineers at Philips have been working on a solution: Mask Selector, a new software program that the company unveiled and demoed in the exhibit hall at SLEEP 2019 in San Antonio in June.

The software is designed to work with a tablet. Similar to software found at some shoe stores to fit semi-custom orthotics, the mask-fitting software uses a mounted camera to capture a 3D scan, in this case of the patient’s face, which is then synced with cloud-based algorithms for facial analysis, to generate a mask recommendation.

The tool aims to standardize the mask selection process to ultimately reduce discomfort, lead to better fitting CPAP masks, and improve overall patient outcomes. “The idea

Man’s Sleep Apnea Causes Rare Eye Stroke, Leaving Him Partially Blind 0

Man’s Sleep Apnea Causes Rare Eye Stroke, Leaving Him Partially Blind

A man experienced a stroke in the tiny artery in his optic nerve and a neuro-ophthalmologist says sleep apnea that likely contributed to the stroke, reports CBS New York.

“The hypothesis is that with sleep apnea, the airways collapse. There is not enough oxygenation throughout the body,” Dr. Banik said.

“When that lack of oxygen and potential lack of perfusion can cause the nerves to swell. The nerves begin to swell and then some nerves begin to become damaged and the permanently damaged and that is when the vision loss happens.”

from Sleep Review http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2019/06/mans-sleep-apnea-causes-rare-eye-stroke-leaving-him-partially-blind/…

Advances in the Treatment of Positional Sleep Apnea [Video] 0

Advances in the Treatment of Positional Sleep Apnea [Video]

Paid for by Philips.

This free video defines positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA), its prevalence, and therapy guidelines—as well as describes earlier mechanical and newer digital technology treatments. Learn about the clinical evidence supporting the sleep position trainer.

Speaker: Helene A. Emsellem, MD, FAASM, medical director at The Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders, Chevy Chase, Maryland.

This content is paid for by:

PhilipsRespironics

Partner with Sleep Review on content marketing.

from Sleep Review http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2019/06/advances-treatment-positional-sleep-apnea/…