The Curious Case Of Sleep Apnea

SleepApneaDisorder/ [ Press Release ]/ Miami, Fl/  April 20, 2011/ With sleep apnea on the rise and only a handful of qualified dentists to  treat the disorder, education is more necessary than ever.  Sleep  Group Solutions, a leader in seminars focusing on dental sleep medicine announces their partnership with DentalXP,  the fastest growing dental education website in the world.  Their unity will  serve the dental community by providing top level education, supported by the  PACE & C.E.R.P Continuing Education Program-which will deliver sufficient CE  requirements.

Through this joint venture, participants of Sleep Group Solutions 2 day  seminars will be granted 16 CE Credits (14 lecture and 2 participation) through  DentalXP.  These exhilarated courses are designed in such a manner that the  participants have an abundance of knowledge on obstructive sleep apnea(OSA), appliances, billing,  insurance and protocol to integrate sleep into their general dentistry practice. Read the rest of this entry

Modern lifestyle in the Middle East means that levels of excessive weight gain and diabetes are rocketing. Being overweight can be a major contributory factor in snoring related complications and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is when a person temporarily stops breathing many times during the night. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can not only negatively impact a person’s overall quality of life and productivity, but it can also potentially lead to serious health issues like increasing the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and other serous conditions.

The General Secretary of the French Society of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Prof. F. Chabolle, will be at the upcoming Otolaryngology Conference to discuss the latest trends in the surgical management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

Snoring is caused by a particular configuration of the upper airways, obesity or alcohol intake,” says Prof. F. Chabolle. “In most cases lifestyle changes such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol or sleeping on your side, can help stop snoring, but some may benefit from other forms of treatment such as soft palate surgeries through dentures that may reduce disruptive snoringRead the rest of this entry

SleepApneaDisorder/ [ Press release ]/ LYMAN, S.C., April  19, 2011 /- Southern Home Medical Equipment,  Inc. a Holding Company providing healthcare services,  healthcare professionals and equipment to medical institutions, announced today  that in response to the growing demand for specialized solutions for respiratory  therapy illnesses, Southern Home has launched its Respi-Care Respiratory Therapy  Program.  The program provides specialized treatment for Sleep Apnea,  bronchodilator therapy, tracheostomy care and other respiratory illnesses.

Respi-Care combines the expertise of certified respiratory therapists with  the latest in respiratory therapy equipment, patient assessment and education to  both the patient and health care staff.  The Respi-Care treatment program is provided to patients through  home health, skilled nursing and other facilities. Read the rest of this entry

Jaw Joint Disorder is a Common Cause Of Sleep Apnea

Snoring can be a symptom of a serious problem: sleep apnea. Thirty percent of adult males and 20 percent of adult females suffer from sleep apnea.

People with this problem, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, characteristically make periodic gasping or “snorting” noises, during which their sleep is momentarily interrupted. This can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness and can pose serious health implications. The condition has been linked to obesity, heart disease and other illnesses.

More than 12 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and an estimated 10 million more have it and don’t even know it.

One common cause is temporomandibular (jaw joint) disorder, or TMD, which can also cause headaches, including migraines; neck, back and shoulder pain; ringing in the ears; jaw popping; and tingling fingers. Read the rest of this entry

SleepApneaDisorder/ [ Press Release ]/ OKLAHOMA CITY,/ Graymark Healthcare Inc. the nation’s second largest provider of diagnostic sleep services and an innovator in comprehensive care for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has joined forces with the Oklahoma Heart Institute of the Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma to offer comprehensive sleep medicine services to city residents and the surrounding area.

The 691-bed Hillcrest Medical Center is the flagship of the Hillcrest HealthCare System (HHS). HHS is one of the largest health care systems in the city region, with approximately 5,000 employees who serve the communities of eastern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Heart Institute (OHI), located on the Hillcrest Medical Center campus, is one of the state’s largest hospitals dedicated exclusively to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

The new Oklahoma Heart Institute Sleep Care facility features six beds accommodating overnight stays in very comfortable surroundings designed for proper diagnosis, which is followed up by Graymark’s comprehensive sleep medicine program. The facility is designed to accommodate 75 to 125 patients per month, and benefits from Hillcrest’s existing highly-trained medical staff for the administration and management of Graymark’s comprehensive care model. Read the rest of this entry

A specific research was conducted to study the effect of Z-palatopharyngoplasty plus radiofrequency of  the base of the tongue on middle ear function.
The study population included 47 patients (42 men and 5 women; mean age, 40.8 years) who underwent Z-palatopharyngoplasty plus radiofrequency of the base of the tongue for obstructive sleep apnea/ hypopnea syndrome. All patients had healthy eardrums and no previous history of chronic ear disease.
Pure-tone audiometric and tympanometric assessments were performed preoperatively and at 3 days, 7 days, 1 month, and 3 months postoperatively. Levels of baseline and postoperative middle ear pressure were compared. Read the rest of this entry

Sleep is very essential for everyone because it is a process which would recharge our body for the next day’s adventure. So, it’s very important to get a deep and comfortable sleep. Nowadays many people are suffering from sleep problems. They are in search of a better cure for sleep related problems. CPAP is a system completely designed to provide a complete solution for people suffering from sleep apnea. It has a simple mechanism which provides positive pressure in the airways and prevents it from collapsing at the end of the respiration and thus enabling you to enjoy your sleep without any struggles.

The National Institute of Health statistics states that “about 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and specifically the obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and almost 80% of those suffering aren’t aware about their problem”. Read the rest of this entry

Sleep Disorders Market to 2017

GBI Research, the leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research “Sleep Disorders Market to 2017- Generics Substitution Coupled with a Weak Pipeline Will Negatively Impact the Market“, which provides insights into sleep disorders therapeutics sales and price forecasts until 2017.

The report also examines the global sleep disorders treatment usage patterns. In addition, the geographical distribution of sleep disorders therapies across the US, the top five countries in the European region and Japan are also provided in the report. Read the rest of this entry

SleepApneaDisorder/[ Press release ]/ SALT LAKE CITY, April 12, 2011 — / C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based global transportation provider, and  SleepPointe, a sleep apnea compliance solutions provider, have joined together  to sponsor a Fatigue Awareness Month campaign intended to  train semi-truck drivers on fatigue awareness and proper fatigue management through a variety of activities.
The Fatigue Awareness month campaign will  include a number of activities during April designed to educate and train  C.R. England drivers, independent contractors, and employees through training,  seminars, safety videos, raffles and other events. Read the rest of this entry

Sleep is a precious gift to human nature. But for over 87 million Americans, snoring and sleeping go hand-in-hand. Since snoring is often passed off as a simple annoyance, many people don’t understand the potential health problems snoring can cause. Snoring may be a warning sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in which a person stops breathing at times during the night and up to 7 minutes over the course of one night.

In fact, sleep apnea and snoring have been linked to very serious health issues such as heart attack and stroke. It’s also estimated that there are over 40 million Americans with sleep disorders and over 90% of them are left undiagnosed and untreated. In such milieus, it is imperative for folks to look into the World Wide Web for Snoring Treatments and Snoring Remedies. One name which stands out in the crowd due to its sheer resourcefulness and professionalism is Stop Snoring Austin. Read the rest of this entry

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