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sleep apnea bookEducation is important, which is why Dr. Mayoor Patel and Dr. David Dillard teamed up to write “Freedom from CPAP: Sleep Apnea Hurts, the Cure Doesn’t Have To,” which can be purchased at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/sleep. Through the creation of this book, Dr. Patel and Dr. Dillard hope to help dentists across the country educate their patients of sleep apnea and the importance of treatment.

“It was a pleasure working with Dr. Dillard on this book. We hope that patients and their loved ones will purchase this book to better their lives through improved sleep,” said Dr. Mayoor Patel. “Sleep apnea can hinder many aspects of a person’s life, which is why the treatment should be convenient and easy. In this book we touch base on what sleep apnea is, the negative effects of not seeking treatment and the available treatment options other than CPAP.”

Obstructive sleep apnea is a silent killer. Dr. Patel works with Dr. Dillard to educate potential sufferers in “Freedom from CPAP: Sleep Apnea Hurts, the Cure Doesn’t Have To.” Sleep apnea quietly destroys memory, motivation, and even marriages. Sleep apnea sufferers run the risk of losing their jobs, delaying promotions, and straining relationships—important factors in a person’s life. Without diagnosis or treatment, lives are significantly altered and health diminishes. Read the rest of this entry

transcend cpap deviceSleepApneaDisorder/[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

Understanding Couple’s Sleeeping Styles

couple sleeping styleIn order to understand sleeping behavior of people it is also important to evaluate how couples get along in bed.

These findings indicate the importance of a sleep surface that provides comfort and support from edge to edge, because a relatively small number of consumers sleep cuddled up with their partners.

Most consumers wind up on their own side of the bed at some point in night. And about one in 10 consumers reports sleeping in a separate bedroom from their partner. Read the rest of this entry

ergo sleep pillowSleepApneaDisorder/[Press Release]/Berkeley, CA /2012/Ergo Sleep Systems, a Bay Area organic and green mattress store, is announcing the release of the new K-Lex Luxury pillow. This luxury pillow is made from naturally derived materials to help achieve a new level of support and comfort.

K-Lex is a proprietary blend of Kapok and natural latex. Kapok, a tree grown in the rainforests of the South Pacific, produces silk-like fibers that are hypo-allergenic. These fibers are lightweight, water resistant, and naturally repel mold and other allergy causing particles. Latex is a natural byproduct of the milk of the Pará rubber tree, it provides support, conformity, durability, and reduces pressure points without being bouncy. Read the rest of this entry

Free Sleep Apnea Toolkit

sleep apnea toolkitThe Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care aims to help you detect and prevent airway complications in patients who present for surgery with the common breathing disorder.

To facilitate such patients and many other people suffering from sleep apnea the AAAHC has introduced sleep apnea toolkit.

The toolkit includes considerations for optimum pre-, intra- and post-operative patient care as well as guidelines for screening patients’ risks for obstructive sleep apnea.

The toolkit was developed by the AAAHC’s Institute for Quality Improvement. AAAHC-accredited ASCs will receive a laminated copy by mail. The accreditor is currently planning additional toolkits, including one on assessing deep vein thrombosis and another on preventing patient falls.This sleep apnea tool kit is available for free download for everyone.

RespCare, Coconut Creek, Fla, recently introduced the Aloha™ Nasal Pillow System. The Aloha is used with positive-pressure ventilation devices for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

The Aloha features proprietary Arced-Track™ technology, which allows users to adjust the angle of the Pillow Reservoir, and a Ball-and-Socket Elbow with Hi-Flex™ Tubing to accommodate various sleeping positions. The Aloha comes with three different pillow sizes and comes standard with headgear with Comfort Wraps™.

According to the company, the Aloha contains all of the components required to properly size the patient, eliminating the hassle of opening multiple products to get the right fit.

Source: RespCare

Summer Silk Bedding and Pillows For Good Sleep

SleepApneaDisorder/Press Release/Charleston, SC /April 10, 2012/TrueMores.com, the luxury silk company, has decided to launch more summer silk bedding options. This in response to the National Sleep Foundations 2012 sleep study which revealed some shocking figures when it comes to people and their sleep quality.

“I knew inherently that sleep was a big issue these days, but having 25% of people say they rarely if ever get a good sleep… that was like a call to arms.” says Dan Boyle the founder of TrueMores.com. A quality sleep is so important to proper daytime function. Many people struggle during the summer to find the right bedsheets which is why TrueMores.com is releasing new silk sets built to match the way different people sleep.

The National Sleep Foundation recently wrapped up their 2012 sleep study. According to their survey results, 35% of people rated their sleep as “good” a few nights a week. 25% of people rated their sleep as “good” from never (3%) to only a few times a month (20%). And according to these same people over 87% said their bed sheets and pillows were two of the top three most important factors for a good sleep. Read the rest of this entry

NSF and LARK Partner for Sleep Health Education

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

If you’re suffering from sleep apnea and if you are also a habitual snorer a robotic polar bear pillow might be something worth checking out. It has been named as “Jukusui-kun”, and was developed by Wasaeda University’s Kabe Lab in Japan.

The major objective of developing this robotic polar bear pillow is to help those who suffer from sleep apnea and heavy snoring by gently tickling the user’s face.

By tickling the user’s face, this would cause the user to roll onto their side while remaining in a state of deep sleep, or so it has been reported. Rolling onto your side while sleeping has been said to help reduce snoring, so while some of us find it hard to actively sleep on our sides during a deep state of sleep, this is where Jukusui-kun comes in. Read the rest of this entry

The Perfect Pillow For Sleeping Problems

The perfect pillow is the pillow that suits you best’ is the new launch statement for an Australian company that has a developed a unique way of selecting the perfect pillow. No longer is it a guess as to which pillow suits you perfectly and they guarantee it 100%.

Sleeping problems are now recognised as one of the greatest health issue  facing us today with the rise in snoring, sleep apnea and insomnia increasing at an alarming rate. Sleeping is often taken for granted until it no longer happens and an Australian company is doing its part in helping people develop a comfortable sleeping pattern.

Pillows Made to Measure is a company that specialises in pillows and was founded by Dr Andrew Macfarlane D.C, D.O. a Chiropractor and Osteopath with over thirty years of clinical experience dealing with patient’s trying to find the perfect pillow. Read the rest of this entry

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