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Oventus Medical Selected for Healthcare Tech Outlook’s Top 10 Sleep Disorder Care Solution Providers 0

Oventus Medical Selected for Healthcare Tech Outlook’s Top 10 Sleep Disorder Care Solution Providers

Oventus Medical was identified as a “revolutionary solution to tackle obstructive sleep apnea” by Healthcare Tech Outlook.

“I took saliva ejector tubes and cut them to fashion into the sleep apnea oral appliance. The purpose was to allow air to flow to the back of the throat bypassing the nose and soft palette and stabilizing the tongue base.

Get the full story at healthcaretechoutlook.com

from Sleep Review http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2019/10/oventus-medical-selected-healthcare-tech-outlooks-top-10-sleep-disorder-care-solution-providers/…

What the FMCSA Doesn’t Know About Sleep Can Hurt Us 0

What the FMCSA Doesn’t Know About Sleep Can Hurt Us

A truck driver explains why you need to comment on trucking hours of service regulation.

To submit your comment online to the FMCSA, go to www.regulations.gov, put the docket number FMCSA-2018-0248 in the keyword box, and click “Search.” When the new screen appears, click the “Comment Now!” button and type your comment into the text box on the following screen. Choose whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on behalf of a third party and then submit.

How comfortable would you be driving next to an 80,000 lb semitruck, if you knew the driver may have been working as long as 17 hours with only 7 hours of sleep opportunity the previous night? This worst-case scenario would be legal under a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that Sleep Review has already reported on.

With comments due on October 21 (an extension from the original 45-day comment period), getting the word out to sleep medicine professionals is a challenge. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has to balance conflicting desires of various stakeholder

10 Things Your Boss Doesn’t Know About Sleep 0

10 Things Your Boss Doesn’t Know About Sleep

You hear me say it all the time: sleep directly affects performance. The quality and amount of sleep you get on a regular basis affects your cognitive sharpness, your emotional balance, your stamina and motivation, your relationships and your perceptions of people, situations, and experiences. 

In the workplace, sleep remains an overlooked factor—and an under-utilized tool. Here are 10 things most employers probably don’t know about sleep, how it impacts their employees and their organizations. 

Working within your chronotype productivity zones drives individual performance

If given a moment to think about it, just about everyone would say they know morning people and night people. We all have a broad and instinctive sense that different chronotypes exist, and play a role in daily functioning. But most people—including most bosses and organizational leaders—don’t truly understand just how powerfully our individual chronotypes influence how well we do things, depending on the timing of when we do them. 

From fielding the emails in our inboxes, to learning new information for an upcoming project, chronotypes point to the optimal times to take on different parts

Why PTSD Patients Should be Tested for Obstructive Sleep Apnea 0

Why PTSD Patients Should be Tested for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Study shows a correlation between PAP therapy in post-traumatic stress disorder patients with comorbid sleep apnea and lessened insomnia severity.

Insomnia is the most common complaint expressed by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients. While it’s not surprising that people who have experienced trauma may have difficulty with sleep, the appropriate treatment approach may not be so obvious.

Many PTSD patients may also be experiencing co-occurring obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which could be contributing to insomnia symptoms. If the OSA is not detected, then these patients may continue to experience what may be preventable symptoms, says Barry Krakow, MD, a sleep specialist at Maimonides Sleep Arts & Sciences in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In a retrospective review of patient charts, Krakow and a team of other researchers found a correlation between a decrease in insomnia severity and PAP therapy. Results of the nonrandomized study were published in the journal Military Medical Research.

“We can’t take for granted that we know why patients with PTSD are having sleep problems,” says Krakow, a co-author.

According to Krakow, insomnia and PTSD,—commonly

Smartphone-based Diagnostic Test for Respiratory Disease Earns CE Mark Approval 0

Smartphone-based Diagnostic Test for Respiratory Disease Earns CE Mark Approval

Respiratory diagnostics company ResApp Health Ltd has received CE Mark approval for ResAppDx‑EU version 2, the latest version of its smartphone-based diagnostic test for respiratory disease—which now addresses both adults and children.

This CE Mark approval is an extension of the existing CE Mark approval for ResAppDx-EU, adding the ability to test adults for lower respiratory tract disease, pneumonia, asthma exacerbation and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation. In August, ResApp received CE Mark approval for its pediatric software. CE Mark certification indicates that ResAppDx-EU version 2 meets the essential requirements of all the applicable European regulations as a class IIa medical device and allows for its sale throughout the European Economic Area.

ResApp’s cough-based diagnostic algorithms have been shown in clinical studies to accurately diagnose the most common adult and pediatric acute respiratory diseases when compared with a panel of experienced clinicians.

ResAppDx-EU version 2 is a mobile software application to be used by clinicians for the diagnosis of lower respiratory tract disease, croup (in children only), pneumonia, asthma exacerbation/reactive airway disease, COPD exacerbation (in adults only), and bronchiolitis

The Snoring Mouthpiece Review Issues Blog Post On Humidifiers And Snore RX For Snorers 0

The Snoring Mouthpiece Review Issues Blog Post On Humidifiers And Snore RX For Snorers

The Snoring Mouthpiece Review has announced that they have published a new blog post on how humidifiers and snoring mouthpieces like SnoreRX can help snorers. The blog post is titled, “Humidifier: A Great Gift Even For A Snorer,” and explains why a humidifier can be a great gift idea for a friend or family member who snores. By introducing a moderate amount of moisture into the air, a humidifier can help the snorer relax and have a sound sleep that prevents snoring.

Steve Walker, author of the blog post, says, “A humidifier does more than just provide a spa-like ambiance to a room. It’s actually pretty useful to have a humidifier especially during the winter season.”

He adds, “It’s a practical gift because of the many uses of this particular electronic device. Aside from adding moisture in the air, the humidifier can also help relieve symptoms of different allergies, prevent dry skin, prevent babies from falling sick, and prevent snoring.”

According to the article, the moist air provided by the humidifier soothes the tissues at the back of the throat. …

5 things that sleep will do for you tonight 0

5 things that sleep will do for you tonight

IMG_00431. Help us remember things – during sleep there are new connections between neurons formed which creates new pathways for us to learn new information. 2. Help us be healthier – many studies have been conducted about sleep and weight regulation. 3. Help us forget things – what we don’t need is filtered out. 4. […]

The post 5 things that sleep will do for you tonight appeared first on The Sleeping Blog.

from The Sleeping Blog https://letsleepingblogslie.net/5-things-that-sleep-will-do-for-us-tonight/…

Catching Up On Sleep On Weekends May Promote Weight Gain In Teens 0

Catching Up On Sleep On Weekends May Promote Weight Gain In Teens

Teenagers really do have a lot going on in their lives and now they have one more thing to worry about, sleep and weight gain when they try catching up on sleep. They’re already facing down adulthood, attempting to discover their place in society all while dealing with hormones and high school. So it’s easy to see why sleep may not be their highest priority. I’ve got two teenagers of my own, and let me tell you, it’s rough!

To complicate matters further, teens are biologically driven to stay up late and sleep in longer. We might view our teenager’s refusal to get out of bed as an act of rebellion (and it could be depending on the kid!) but it’s just as likely biology. It’s actually not heir fault!

The irony is, of course, that sleep is so vitally important at that stage of life. Generally, teens require about nine hours of sleep a night. If they can’t get it, they may suffer from lower test scores, anxiety, depression and can be more likely to engage in bad behaviors,

ResMed Celebrates 30th Anniversary, 20 Years Listed on the New York Stock Exchange by Ringing The Opening Bell 0

ResMed Celebrates 30th Anniversary, 20 Years Listed on the New York Stock Exchange by Ringing The Opening Bell

ResMed CEO Mick Farrell will ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, to celebrate 20 years of being listed on the New York Stock Exchange and to commemorate ResMed’s 30th anniversary.

Farrell will be joined on the bell podium with other members of the ResMed management team, according to a statement from the company.

Founded in 1989, ResMed began as ResCare, a management buy-out of sleep apnea technology from Baxter Healthcare. Today, ResMed is a software-driven medical device company with over 4.5 billion nights of medical sleep and respiratory care data and over 10 million 100% cloud connectable medical devices in the market.

“From a single $1.25 million investment, ResMed has transformed into a $28 billion (US$19 billion) connected health leader, changing over 100 million lives a year with either a cloud-connected medical device or through software support of an out-of-hospital care agency,” says Farrell in a statement.

“I’m proud to be one of 7,500-plus ResMedians worldwide dedicated to improving the quality of so many lives, and one of countless investors

Is NAD the Fountain of Youthful Circadian Rhythms Supplement You’ve Been Searching for? 0

Is NAD the Fountain of Youthful Circadian Rhythms Supplement You’ve Been Searching for?

If you’re actively seeking natural therapies to slow aging, you’ve probably heard of NAD. NAD-boosting supplements have attracted a bunch of attention for their promise in reducing cellular aging, protecting against age-related chronic disease, and perhaps extending lifespan.

There’s a lot to unpack about NAD, including how it may benefit sleep by the powerful influence it has over circadian rhythms. Because NAD plays such a critical role in so many fundamental physiological processes, there are also questions about the full impact of increasing NAD levels on health and disease risk. Let’s take a closer look. 

What is NAD?

NAD—short for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide–is a molecule that performs an array of important helper functions in the body. NAD is a coenzyme, which helps enzymes function effectively. NAD plays a critical role in several cellular functions, including:

  • Repairing DNA
  • Helping cells produce energy from food
  • Protecting cells from stress
  • Facilitating gene communication

NAD plays an important role in maintaining healthy metabolic function, and protects the brain from damaging oxidative stress. Critically for sleep, NAD contributes to the regulation of circadian rhythms and