Angelcare Monitor who currently manufactures the best rated movement baby monitors in the world is eagerly awaiting delivery of their most sought after baby monitor in years.

One of the first shipments of the Angelcare Video Monitor aka: Angelcare Monitor AC1100 was planned on arriving and become available to consumers via internet ecommerce sites and similar store outlets by June 1st, but is now re-scheduled for June 15th, 2011.  This was due in part to the Tsunami that recently hit the shores of Japan causing damage to the Toshiba factor which makes some of the internal parts to this baby monitor.

Angelcare’s only real competition in the movement baby monitors arena has been Babysense.  Although they both offer a sleep apnea monitor for infant and babies, Angelcare, unlike Babysense offers both a parent and nursery monitoring unit, which seems to cater better to both U.S. and Canadian consumers.  Thus, Angelcare has dominated this movement baby monitors niche in both U.S. and Canada and throughout much of Europe and is expected to gain even more market share once the new Angelcare Monitor AC1100 units arrive and become available to parents and consumers. Read the rest of this entry

The full year results for Fisher & Paykel Healthcare are due on Wednesday and those of Fisher & Paykel Appliances will be released on Friday.

Analysts will be closely watching Fisher and Paykel Healthcare’s sleep apnea range, and what impact the high New Zealand dollar could have on the business during the year ahead. The medical equipment manufacturer’s guidance for the full year is for a profit of between $60 and $63 million.

But Forsyth Barr senior analyst Guy Halwright says this may be pushed slightly higher due to the New Zealand dollar over the past six months.

He says the sleep apnea market has been slower than previously, but it’s unclear whether this is simply a lingering effect of the economic crisis and the slow American economy.He says the high New Zealand currency is the main problem facing Fisher & Paykel. Read the rest of this entry

Your habit of sleeping on your back, your belly, or even your left or right side can have profound repercussions on your health, experts say. People who favor their backs tend to snore more and may develop sleep apnea, while those who sleep on their right sides could end up with more heartburn than left side sleepers.

But if you are worried about obstructive sleep apnea, neck or back pain, snoring — even wrinkles — here’s what you should know about your sleep sweet spot:[Read Complete Post here… ]

May is the month known as “better sleep month”.  Undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea is causing needless suffering, according to Brian Marks, who is director of cardiopulmonary services and the Hillside Hospital Sleep Medicine Center.  The Sleep Medicine Center has two sleep labs available for sleep studies and each clones a regular bedroom atmosphere.   One of the goals of the staff is to educate the community about sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

Serious sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, impact significant numbers of people,” he said.  “And, even more importantly, many people are unaware of the symptoms, risk factors for, or serious complications that can result from untreated sleep disorders.”

According to Marks, many patients are misdiagnosed with depression who are actually suffering from the long-term effects of untreated sleep apnea.  As many as twenty-five percent of people who have high blood pressure have sleep apnea and patients with untreated sleep apnea are at increased risk for initial and recurrent heart attacks.

“Physicians have a high clinical suspicion about sleep apnea if they are treating a patient who is overweight, has high blood pressure, is fatigued, and is experiencing a decreasing ability to concentrate.  Ordering a sleep evaluation should be considered.  And, most certainly, anyone with an underlying history of heart disease should be evaluated for sleep apnea as it significantly increases the risk of a recurrent heart attack.”

Sleep apnea is a very treatable disease, and patients see such tremendous benefits in their quality of life.  The clinical benefits include reduction of the risk of heart attack and relief in symptoms.”

For more information, or a brochure regarding the Hillside Hospital Sleep Medicine Center, call Brian Marks at 424-4580.

Snoring and All Snoring Remedies

What is Snoring?

This approach affection is normally the well-known sleep at night defect which usually will threaten many most people by whatever years, even-though this shows up even more repeatedly within men of all ages as well as many people exactly who can be too heavy. Apnea comes with the leaning in order to exacerbate through years. 45 percentages associated with grown persons snore in some cases, at the same time 31 % really are viewed as persistent snorers.

The actual vigorous impediment for the amount associated with airflow throughout the actual oral cavity together with nose area certainly is the grounds for snoring. The actual areas within the tonsils vibrate for the period of respiratory, coming within the original tones associated with snoring.

Exactly what is the actual insinuation of that well-known going to bed event? Read the rest of this entry

Sereno, the Center for Snoring Solutions, recently announced its affiliation with a sleep dentistry specialist.

“Offering access to a specialized sleep dentist demonstrates Sereno’s commitment to providing excellence in patient care and results for those suffering from these pervasive conditions,” says Matthew Mingrone, MD, president of Sereno, Inc. “The affiliation enables us to help more patients suffering from snoring and sleep apnea by targeting two additional areas, the tongue and the jaw.”

Snoring and sleep apnea are complex conditions often caused by several factors, including:
•The soft palate (the muscular part of the roof of the mouth)
•Obstructed nasal breathing
•Uvula (the soft tissue that hangs from the roof of the mouth)
•Size of the tongue and position of the jaw
•Lifestyle choices and aging Read the rest of this entry

Combat troops in Afghanistan suffer from high rates of sleep deprivation. Only about 10 percent of soldiers and 15 percent of Marines reported sleep problems over a 30-day period because of combat stress. And another potential culprit – video gaming and movie watching – accounted for less than 5 percent of reported sleep problems.

Respondents overwhelmingly said night patrols coupled with hot, loud daytime sleeping environments were the biggest sources of trouble. Nearly half of Marines surveyed cited those factors, and about 30 percent of soldiers.

Overall, the report based on a survey of more than 1,200 soldiers and Marines in 2010 showed morale plummeting while exposure to combat violence surged to new heights.Previous mental health surveys show soldiers and Marines are chronically sleep deprived and get far less than the recommended seven hours a night, said Army Medical Command psychologist Col. Paul Bliese.

The Army, meanwhile, has begun a study to determine just how much soldiers really are sleeping because.[  Read Complete Post By Chris Carroll at Stars and Stripes … ]

National Sleep Therapy, a provider of equipment and services to patients with sleep apnea that uses a “closed-loop” model of follow up care with patients throughout the duration of sleep therapy, has announced the release of new data that indicate that 88.5 percent of the patients they serve meet the Medicare standard for continued use of the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device compared to a national rate of approximately 50 percent.

The 50 percent adherence rate during the three month evaluation period is attributable to varied factors, including that many patients find the device intrusive or uncomfortable. When patients fail to adhere to the therapy, they lose coverage for the CPAP equipment and in most cases their health worsens. The National Sleep Therapy approach suggests a new method for boosting CPAP adherence that will improve quality of life for patients and lead to significant cost savings for Medicare. The findings can be found in a newly published white paper. Read the rest of this entry

Researchers in Michigan have found that removing a kid’s tonsils and adenoids, he is less likely to wet the bed

According to US News & World Report, kids with enlarged tonsils and adenoids are more likely to have sleep apnea (interruptions in breathing while sleeping), and kids with sleep apnea are more likely to bed their beds.

Researchers opine that it is always better to take away the tonsils and adenoids, and voila! You take away the bedwetting. Read the rest of this entry

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) effectively decreases the risk of cardiovascular death in elderly patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study conducted by researchers in Spain. The study is the first large-scale study to assess the impact of OSA and the effectiveness of CPAP treatment in cardiovascular mortality in the elderly.

The findings will be presented at the ATS 2011 International Conference in Denver. “Our study offers two key conclusions,” said Miguel Angel Martinez-Garcia, MD, study lead author pneumonologist at the Hospital General de Requena in Valencia, Spain. Read the rest of this entry

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