Monday, February 9th, 2015 at 2:57 PM
Across the globe more than a million exhausted people with sleep apnea—a sleep and breathing disorder caused when throat muscles relax and block the airway during sleep—get into car accidents, causing over a thousand deaths every year.
Apnea is linked to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, an additional $3.4 billion in medical costs, and $16 billion in auto collision costs. Even though apnea has telltale signs (loud snoring, daytime fatigue), it remains totally undiagnosed in almost 75 percent of the people.
Polysomnography, the only diagnostic sleep study for sleep apnea is not cheap generally. the standard medical sleep study, requires a medical technician to attach 22 wires to a person’s body and monitor them all night long. The average cost is nearly $3,000. This is quite an out of the pocket expense for anyone. Follow-up tests are even more cost bearing and burdensome. The idea of doing clinical sleep studies once a month to monitor progress is a diagnostic crack-pipe fantasy. Read the rest of this entry
Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 10:43 PM
SleepApneaDisorder/[Press Release]/MINNEAPOLIS/New Transcend® CPAP offers peace of mind for travelers with sleep apnea and fits in the palm of your hand
An innovative new product called Transcend® is providing peace of mind for travelers with sleep apnea. Transcend is the world’s smallest, lightest, and most portable continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and battery system and is made by Somnetics International Inc., the Minneapolis-based innovator of sleep apnea products.
Transcend offers reliable sleep apnea therapy for campers, over-the-road drivers, business travelers, and people who vacation on cruise ships, boats, motorcycles or are frequently in an airplane. And because it is the most portable and compact CPAP system in world, Transcend is easy to transport and use with or without a direct power source. Weighing about one pound, Transcend can fit in the palm of your hand and is about the size of a soda can. Read the rest of this entry
Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 9:30 PM
The Genesis Sleep Disorders Center will host an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at its Genesis Medical Center, West Central Park location, 1401 W. Central Park, Davenport.
Staff from Genesis Home Medical Equipment will be available to show new CPAP equipment used to treat sleep apnea. Board-certified sleep specialists will be available to answer sleep questions.
The Genesis Sleep Disorders Center offers treatment for excessive daytime sleepiness, narcolepsy, apnea, insomnia, sleepwalking and childhood sleep problems with the help of board-certified sleep physicians and registered sleep technologists. Genesis sleep programs are located in Davenport, DeWitt, Silvis, Maquoketa, and Aledo.
For information, call (563) 421-1525, or go to www.genesishealth.com/sleep.To see a board-certified sleep specialist at the Genesis Sleep Clinic, call centralized scheduling at (563) 421-3200, or toll-free at (866) 829-8108.
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at 12:50 PM
SleepApneaDisorder/[Press Release]/Asheville, NC /Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder suffered by millions of Americans, and shockingly 3 of 4 sufferers go undiagnosed. OSA constitutes the blocking of the airflow to the respiratory system for periods of time causing the sufferer loss of sleep and overall health.
When treating OSA the bulk of physicians will recommend continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP to their patients. This is a very effective method of treatment, but not all users are happy about wearing a CPAP mask throughout the night. In fact around half of users give up on CPAP therapy within a month.
A new alternative is Provent sleep therapy. Provent, manufactured by Ventus Medical, uses a “MicroValve” design which creates back pressure during exhalation to keep the airway from closing.
Provent was put to the test by Journal Sleep when they trialed its use with 250 sleep apnea sufferers. The study concluded that Provent therapy reduced the effects OSA noticeably during a three month time period.
For more information on Provent visit their website at http://www.proventtherapy.com/index.php A 30 day trial can also be purchased at http://www.cheapcpapsupplies.com/Provent-30-Day-Supply.html
Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at 1:24 PM
It is not just the amount of sleep that is important for good health, but the right type of sleep is also needed for an individual to prevent some of these more serious health problems,
Slow brain wave sleep allows the body to restore at the cellular level. Without this cellular repair, the risk of disease increases for obesity, diabetes, depression and hypertension.
The measurement of these brain waves, heart rates, oxygen levels and other body functions during sleep can only be diagnosed through a medical sleep study. Read the rest of this entry
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 at 3:17 PM
SleepApneaDisorder/OKLAHOMA CITY/ Press Release/ Graymark Healthcare, Inc. the nation’s second largest provider of diagnostic sleep services and an innovator in comprehensive care for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), announces an equity investment.
A newly formed entity, Oklahoma Health Partners (OHP), announced their intent to purchase 1,444,445 shares of common stock of Graymark Healthcare (GRMH) for $650,000 at $0.45 per share. The transaction is expected to close no later than November 14, 2013.
Oklahoma Health Partners is managed by Mr. Mike Horrell. Mr. Horrell is a significant investor in numerous health care related companies and health care real estate projects. Read the rest of this entry
Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 12:45 PM
One of the premier providers of innovative supplies for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) products for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Circadiance announces the launch of its latest product evolution with the New and Improved SleepWeaver® Advance soft cloth nasal CPAP mask with the revolutionary Zzzephyr Seal®.
“The evolution of this product is the result of ongoing communication with our customers, reseller network and sleep technicians throughout the world,” said David Groll, CEO. “Our focus on quality through feedback has led to the re-engineering and significant improvement to our successful SleepWeaver® soft cloth nasal CPAP mask providing an even better fit and seal.” Read the rest of this entry
Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Building on their highly successful System One humidification, Philips Respironics has introduced an additional humidification solution that enhances performance, flexibility and comfort for the sleep apnea sufferer. The System One Heated Tube provides CPAP users with air temperature control, improved humidification and rainout protection. The Heated Tube can only be found on the Philips Respironics System One REMstar Auto A-Flex with Heated Humidification and Heated Tube model DS560TS.
The System One Heated Tube takes into account the room temperature and humidity by using a sensor at the end of the Heated Tube to allow the CPAP user to choose what temperature is right for them and at the same time protects against rainout. The Heated Tube is a welcome advance in CPAP therapy and is just another reason why Philips Respironics is a leader in the sleep therapy market. Read the rest of this entry
Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 1:56 PM
The ResMed S9 AutoSet CPAP machine is available from Sleep Restfully, Inc. The S9 Autoset is the finest auto-titrating CPAP machine on the market. Manufactured by ResMed, known for excellent quality CPAP machines and CPAP mask throughout the world, count on the S9 Autoset to control your obstructive sleep apnea.
The S9 AutoSet combines an intelligent algorithm with Easy-Breathe expiratory pressure relief (EPR) to dynamically adjust pressure for maximum comfort. Using ResMed’s time-tested APAP technology, AutoSet continually monitors breathing, adapting breath-by-breath to always deliver the lowest therapeutic pressure, improving comfort and sleep. Enhanced AutoSet is now able to differentiate between obstructive and central sleep apneas, so you can be confident that you are always receiving appropriate therapy and pressure. Read the rest of this entry
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 9:41 PM
The National Sleep Foundation is pleased to announce its partnership with LARK, creator of the award-winning sleep monitor, silent alarm clock, and personal sleep coach, to educate consumers on the importance of sleep and the best practices for sleep health.
“We’re excited by the potential of the convergence of technology and interest in sleep,” says David Cloud, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation. “LARK is at the cutting edge of consumer sleep devices and by working together, the National Sleep Foundation and LARK can help everyone understand how to make the most of their time in bed.”
LARK worked with top sleep experts to design an actigraph wristband that detects wearers’ unique sleep patterns and wirelessly uploads them to their iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Users get an immediate picture of how they’ve slept and analysis shows what “Sleep Type” they are and the easiest ways for them personally to improve. LARK offers a premium subscription, LARK Pro, which actively coaches people towards improving their sleep. The LARK wristband also features a silent alarm that wakes the wearer gently by mild vibrations. Read the rest of this entry