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A Measurement That Might Predict the Tonsillectomy Patients with OSA Who Need Postoperative Oxygen 0

A Measurement That Might Predict the Tonsillectomy Patients with OSA Who Need Postoperative Oxygen

An abstract recently presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020 finds that Masimo ORi (oxygen reserve index) could predict whether children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome undergoing tonsillectomy required postoperative oxygen therapy. ANESTHESIOLOGY is the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

ORi, available outside the United States, is a noninvasive and continuous parameter intended to provide insight into a patient’s oxygen status during moderate hyperoxia. Enabled by the multi-wavelength rainbow Pulse CO-Oximetry platform, ORi is provided alongside oxygen saturation (SpO2), a Masimo SET pulse oximetry measurement.

In the retrospective study, Yoshimi Inagaki, MD, PhD, and colleagues at Tottori University in Yonago, Japan, sought to determine whether Masimo ORi could serve as a useful predictor of the need for postoperative oxygen therapy (POT). They enrolled 45 pediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea, ranging from 7 to 120 months, who were anesthetized with sevoflurane and monitored with ORi while undergoing tonsillectomy.

[RELATED: Do Sleep Studies Predict Who Benefits from Adenotonsillectomy? Maybe Not]

Of the 45 patients, 16 required postoperative oxygen therapy. For those 16, the mean lowest ORi and SpO2

The Real Reason You Have Brain Fog (And How to Get Rid of It) 0

The Real Reason You Have Brain Fog (And How to Get Rid of It)

Brain fog. We’ve all had it–I know I certainly have. It goes beyond typical fatigue after a little lack of sleep or a long day.

This week, i’ll tell you the number one reason why you may be experiencing brain fog, other possible causes, and how to get rid of brain fog once and for all.

What are the symptoms of brain fog?

You Have a Hard time Concentrating

The hallmark symptom of brain fog is general difficulty concentrating. Whether it’s a task for work or even following a conversation, you may find it more difficult to focus, recall, or concentrate. .

You’re Disorganized

Constantly forgetting where you placed your car keys? Having to check several times what day it is? That could be brain fog. Of course, it’s important to rule out cognitive disorders, if you are concerned that might be the case, consult your physician. , You’re Always Exhausted

This goes behind excessive daytime sleepiness. Chronic fatigue is something you experience emotionally and physically. No matter how much sleep you get, you just can’t get excited about …

SleepImage Integrates American Heart Association Science to Move Cardiovascular Health Forward 0

SleepImage Integrates American Heart Association Science to Move Cardiovascular Health Forward

SleepImage joins the American Heart Association’s Center for Health Technology & Innovation’s Innovators’ Network, which is focused on building and fostering health tech relationships to develop innovative and scalable solutions. SleepImage is a technology company offering FDA-cleared cloud-based software as a medical device based on analyzing data collected with a single sensor to evaluate sleep quality and diagnose and manage sleep disorders.

“It is a milestone for SleepImage to join the American Heart Association’s Center for Health Technology & Innovation’s Network at a time when public health is under pressure and healthcare systems are looking for ways to improve outcomes at reduced cost,” says Bogi Palsson, CEO of SleepImage, in a release.

[RELATED: Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Has Grave Consequences for Heart Health]

Patrick Wayte, senior vice president of the American Heart Association’s Center for Health Technology & Innovation, says in a release, “The Center aims to expand usage of the association’s science-based CarePlans, so it’s incredibly encouraging to see SleepImage leveraging best-in-class science from the American Heart Association with the aim of improving health education and engagement.”

Preliminary findings …

Which Insomnia Patients Might Be at Increased Risk of Dementia? 0

Which Insomnia Patients Might Be at Increased Risk of Dementia?

Middle-aged adults who report symptoms of insomnia and are sleeping less than six hours a night may be at increased risk of cognitive impairment, according to a study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The results may help health care professionals understand which patients who report insomnia are at increased risk for developing dementia.

Insomnia is characterized by reports of difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, or waking up too early and not being able to get back to sleep. When these symptoms occur at least 3 nights a week and for at least 3 months, it is considered a chronic disorder. Researchers found that adults who reported insomnia and obtained less than six hours of measured sleep in the laboratory were two times more likely to have cognitive impairment than people with the same insomnia complaints who got six or more hours of sleep in the lab. The study results were published in the journal SLEEP on September 24.

According to Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral health and sleep specialist at Penn State Health …

Let The Sleep Doctor Help You Find the Best Latex Mattress for Your Sleep Needs 0

Let The Sleep Doctor Help You Find the Best Latex Mattress for Your Sleep Needs

While latex is still a newcomer to the mattress scene, latex beds have quickly become one of the most sought-after mattress types. The best latex mattresses offer pressure relief, spine alignment, and gentle contouring for a comfortable night’s rest—plus eco-friendly benefits you can feel good about. But how exactly do you decide which latex mattress in a box is the right pick for you?

Michael Breus, Ph.D, board-certified sleep specialist known as The Sleep Doctor has partnered with the team at Mattress Advisor to round up some of the top options you should consider based on testing conducted in the Mattress Advisor lab in North Carolina. 

Here are 7 of the best latex beds, plus helpful guidelines for how to pick the best mattress to suit your sleeping position, comfort preferences, and budget.

Best Overall:

Honorable Mentions:

Is a Memory Foam Pillow right for you? 0

Is a Memory Foam Pillow right for you?

When you lie on a memory foam pillow, it naturally absorbs your body heat and adapts to the contours of your head, shoulders and neck. This allows the pillow to

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NSF Names SleepTech Award Winner & Semifinalists 0

NSF Names SleepTech Award Winner & Semifinalists

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) awards Itamar Medical Ltd its 2020 SleepTech Award, which recognizes innovative efforts in advancing sleep technology, for Itamar’s WatchPAT ONE disposable home sleep test.

“We congratulate Itamar Medical for winning our 2020 SleepTech Award by further innovating their product to help advance sleep technology. Their response to customer insights and needs is particularly relevant this year in the effort to promote better sleep health during a pandemic,” says John Lopos, CEO of NSF, in a release.

Gilad Glick, CEO, Itamar Medical, says in a release, “We are honored and delighted to receive the 2020 SleepTech® Award and to be recognized by the NSF for our achievements in the field of sleep medicine and technology. Sleep apnea is a serious disease with serious consequences. We are very proud of the home-based innovative technology and the digital health platform we have built to deliver simple and reliable solutions for the diagnosis and management of this condition.”

The NSF would also like to acknowledge two semifinalists: EnsoData and Bryte. EnsoData’s EnsoSleep is a sleep scoring AI …

CPAP Reduces Heart Problems in Patients with Prediabetes 0

CPAP Reduces Heart Problems in Patients with Prediabetes

A new study found that CPAP therapy at night can lower daytime resting heart rates in patients with prediabetes who have obstructive sleep apnea, reducing their risk of cardiovascular disease.

The study, published Oct 1 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, was conducted by Esra Tasali, MD, director of the Sleep Research Center at the University of Chicago Medicine, and Sushmita Pamidi, MD, a sleep physician-scientist at McGill University in Montreal.

The study’s findings are especially timely, given that people with diabetes or cardiovascular problems are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19.

“Any way we can improve cardiovascular health is more important than ever these days,” Tasali says in a release.

This randomized controlled trial studied people with prediabetes, a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be considered diabetic. Those who used CPAP treatment for two weeks had a drop in their resting heart rate by four to five beats per minute, compared to those who received placebo. Notably, with optimal CPAP treatment, their heart rates were not only …

Case Report of Intraoral Scanning & Oral Appliance Success 0

Case Report of Intraoral Scanning & Oral Appliance Success

Michael S. Pagano, DDS, shares a case report with Dental Products Report about the technologies he used to design a custom SomnoDent Avant oral appliance for a patient with severe sleep apnea. A MATRx plus theranostic study from Zephyr Sleep Technologies and Medit i500 intraoral scanner were part of his workflow.

In July 2019, a 65-year-old man presented to our clinic with a chief complaint of chronic snoring. His body mass index was 32.8 and neck circumference measured 17.8 inches. He takes omeprazole as needed for gastroesophageal reflux disease and was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, for which his primary care physician prescribed metformin. The patient reported that he has snored for as long as he can remember and has felt tired “for decades.” The patient did not wear any oral device or nightguard during sleep.

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from Sleep Review https://www.sleepreviewmag.com/sleep-treatments/therapy-devices/oral-appliances/case-report-of-intraoral-scanning-oral-appliance-success/…

5 Things to Add to Your Morning Routine if You’re using Cannabis for Sleep (or for Anything Else) 0

5 Things to Add to Your Morning Routine if You’re using Cannabis for Sleep (or for Anything Else)

These days people are using cannabis for all sorts of reasons, including for sleep. With recreational cannabis legal in 11 US states—with more likely to follow soon—millions of people are free to consume cannabis for pleasure, similar to the way we consume alcohol. (I wrote recently about the differences in how alcohol and cannabis affect sleep.) People are also using cannabis therapeutically, both with a prescription and on their own. Cannabis and its individual active components are increasingly being used as a complemental therapy in the treatment of health conditions such as cancer, and to relieve pain and regulate mood. And there’s a lot of interest in cannabis as a sleep tool. Research has shown there’s promise in cannabis as one therapy for insomnia and sleep apnea, and other sleep problems.

As with any substance and supplement, information and thoughtful use are key to getting the most benefit from cannabis while minimizing any potential side effects. It’s important to understand how cannabis works in the body and how to choose the type of cannabis (and the delivery method) that’s …