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central sleep apneaAlong with obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea is one of the two main forms of sleep apnea, a dangerous class of sleep disorders characterized by an interruption of breathing of 10 seconds or more numerous times an hour during sleep.

Dangers of Central Sleep Apnea 

Although central sleep apnea is less common than obstructive sleep apnea, it is just as dangerous.

Central sleep apnea can result in severe morning headaches, daytime fatigue, anxiety, depression, short-term memory problems and difficulty focusing.  Read the rest of this entry

man-snoringSleepApneaDisorder/[Press Release] /WASHINGTON, DC/December 22, 2012 / The most common symptom of sleep apnea is loud snoring. Sleep apnea is caused by an obstruction of your airways. When you are in a prone position, your airways naturally constrict to some degree. If you have sleep apnea, this constriction will be more exaggerated, resulting in loud, labored breathing.

Other symptoms of sleep apnea include: Daytime sleepiness, Frequent headaches, Waking up and not feeling refreshed, Night sweats

Some symptoms of sleep apnea may only be noticed by a loved one or roommate. These include: Nighttime choking, Gasping for air during sleep, Frequent periods of breathlessness during sleep, Restlessness or tossing and turning in your sleep.If your loved one brings any of these symptoms to your attention, it is important to see a dentist for a sleep apnea evaluation. Read the rest of this entry

Sleepapneadisorder/Press Release/New York, NY /While many oral appliance manufacturers from the US to Australia are experiencing cut backs and declines in revenue, New York based oral appliance company, Respire Medical continues to find growth in the fabrication of oral appliances used in the dental treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. Respire Medical continues to grow through partnerships and alliances including; appliance licensing, European expansion, and dental continuing education seminars with Sleep Group Solutions.

Respire Medical has consistently doubled product turnover each year in 2010, 2011 and now 2012. August 2012 (Q3 in general) marks the company’s largest growth in turnover, which is four times greater than the previous August in 2011. The company anticipates similar growth throughout 2013. “We had a solid year of growth. Q3 sales figures have exceeded expectation in a so called ‘down market’, so confidence is high going into Q4,” mentions David Walton, Co-founder of Respire Medical. Mr. Walton equates much of Respires growth to strict quality control, improvement in customer service, and continuing education. Read the rest of this entry

Dr. David Schor and Imagine Advanced Dental Arts, a New Jersey cosmetic dentistry practice focused on aesthetic, general, and restorative procedures, have recently announced the addition of sleep apnea treatment to their list of available procedures for patients who have difficulty with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Through a number of oral appliances and treatment techniques, Dr. Schor and his practice say they are prepared and excited to help patients sleep more comfortably and reduce future health risks associated with poor sleep and breathing.

As a New Jersey cosmetic dentist, Dr. Schor will now be offering dental treatment for sleep apnea and snoring at his practice, Imagine Advanced Dental Arts. According to the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC), sleep apnea currently affects up to 18 million Americans, an estimated 10 million of which have not been diagnosed, and has been linked to high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Read the rest of this entry

Dearborn Dentist Treats Snoring and Sleep Apnea

SleepApneaDisorder/ DEARBORN, MI/ January 28, 2012 /PressRelease/ — Patients suffering from sleep apnea and snoring can now seek treatment from Dr. Bruce Luria, Dearborn dentist. Dr. Bruce Luria is currently a member of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is pleased to share his expertise with other members of Luria & Birnholtz Family Dentistry and his patients to improve their quality of life.

The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is dedicated to the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders through use of oral appliance therapy. As part of the AADSM’s stated mission, Dr. Bruce Luria, Dearborn, MI dentist, works with his patients to create a positive public awareness of sleep disorders such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in DearbornRead the rest of this entry

Perfect Tips to Women For Good Night’s Sleep

A good night’s sleep may seem like a distant memory for many women. Whether the source of these nighttime battles is hormonal changes, a crazy schedule, a snoring spouse, less-than-stellar sleep habits, anxiety, or a multitude of other possibilities — some women not only have a hard time falling asleep — they have a hard time staying asleep and experiencing the level of restorative rest they need.

Ashley Sleep offers easy-to-follow tips for women who want to “do it all” so they can seize their day — every day:

  1. Get moving. It’s no secret that exercise has many benefits. Not only can it improve health and physical appearance, some studies suggest that the time it takes to fall asleep may be closely linked with your level of physical activity during the day. That means taking part in more healthy physical activities could lead to a better night’s rest. Read the rest of this entry

Snoring was once considered a simple annoyance for bed partners, but there is a growing awareness in the medical community that the grunts and snorts of noisy sleepers can also be a sign of sleep apnea.

Testing can be a lucrative business, and labs have popped up in free-standing clinics and hospitals across the country. Over the past decade, the number of accredited sleep labs that test for the disorder has quadrupled, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

At the same time, insurer spending on the procedure has skyrocketed. Medicare payments for sleep testing increased from $62 million in 2001 to $235 million in 2009, according to the Office of the Inspector General.

Dr. David Gross, medical director of the sleep lab at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C., says more than three-quarters of the patients who come to his lab are diagnosed with sleep apnea. “We are spending more and more money on sleep testing and treatment,” he says.

It’s no secret that the sleep business can be lucrative for physicians. While many sleep centers offer comprehensive care for sleep disorders, others are largely focused on overnight sleep testing, according to Dr. Nancy Collop, president of the academy. “A lot of people have gotten into the sleep business specifically to do that procedure,” she says.

Another option is a home sleep test, which costs less than a fifth as much as a lab test, and is considered effective for most patients. Medicare began paying for home sleep tests in 2008, but the tests have had only modest growth.

Some insurers, including WellPoint, are changing the way they pay for sleep testing to curb the costs.  Those changes are now widespread among Massachusetts insurers and are having an effect on the sleep industry in the state. [ Read Complete Post … ]

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes Sleep Apnea remains a growing health concern with an estimated 18 million  Americans suffering.  Sleep Group Solutions offers dental continuing education  courses, with an emphasis in Dental Sleep Medicine.  With a growing demand for  treatment, SGS is now offering an Advanced course to the dental community,  taught by Dr.  Daniel Tache, Diplomat of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the current  president of the Wisconsin Sleep Society and an instructor for Sleep Group  Solutions.

Now more than ever, dentists are seeking higher education to learn new skills  and protocols on proper treatment methods for snoring and sleep apnea.  Sleep  Group Solutions is currently the leader in dental continuing education for  Dental Sleep Medicine, offering over 60 courses in 2012.

Dentists such as Dr. Larry  Grillo in Aventura, Fl attended a course from SGS and currently is one of  the few dentists in the area screening and treating sleep apnea.  “Treating  obstructive sleep apnea impacts the systemic health of our patients more  significantly than almost any other service we provide. Read the rest of this entry

The Snoring Center Opens Up in Chicago

In the latest step of their national expansion campaign, The Snoring Center is pleased to announce the opening of a Chicago location on January 9. The company is the nation’s leading provider of minimally invasive, office-based treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, including the Pillar Procedure from Medtronic.

Dr. Victoria Brkovich, a Board Certified Otolaryngologist with years of clinical experience, has been appointed Medical Director of the Chicago office, located at Water Tower Place.

“I couldn’t be more honored to join The Snoring Center team,” said Dr. Brkovich. “The Snoring Center’s innovative approach and progressive treatment options have helped people from around the world to find healthy, restorative sleep, which is essential to physical and emotional well-being. The opening of our center gives more people access to convenient, effective snoring and sleep apnea treatment options.” Read the rest of this entry

Self Help Tips For People Who Snore Loud

Snoring is a global health problem in adults especially. Sleep experts believe that using an anti-snoring device is a better way to ease breathing and ensure that the body is getting enough rest.

But in addition to the help from a snoring device, there are a variety of ‘self-help’ techniques people can use to keep the air flowing. Here are seven extremely useful tips for people who snore loud;

1. Maintain a healthy weight
2. Establish a regular routine for sleep (i.e., the same bedtime every night)
3. Sleep on your side, rather than on your back
4. Avoid tranquilizers, antihistamines and sleeping pills
5. Do not drink alcohol for at least four hours before bedtime
6. Do not eat heavy meals or high-calorie snacks for at least three hours before bedtime
7. Consider an adjustable belt where you can tilt the head upwards four inches…or use pillows to achieve the same angle

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