SleepApneaDisorder/[ Press Release ]/ DALLAS, TX — /  Attorneys for The Snoring Center, the nationally renowned Dallas-based clinic for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea, are noting that the Sereno Center for Snoring Solutions in San Francisco is no longer claiming to be the world’s largest provider of the Pillar Procedure or the first practice of its kind. Sereno also has altered its website and advertisements to remove claims of being the world’s first exclusive provider of clinical treatments for snoring, sleep apnea and related disorders.

The Snoring Center filed a federal lawsuit against Sereno in November 2010 based on allegations that the company’s owners fraudulently obtained The Snoring Center’s proprietary information and made false advertising statements to promote its clinical practice. Read the rest of this entry

Snoring is a common sign of sleep apnea, a disorder that increases the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease? Sleep apnea is the most common sleep disorder, affecting nearly 20 million Americans.

To address this problem, Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital is expanding services for diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. Last month, the IU Health Ball Memorial Sleep Disorders Center moved to 6004 Kilgore Ave. This new facility offers convenient parking and entry, new equipment, an innovative diagnostic computer system, and twice as many beds (an increase from six to 12) for diagnostic testing.

After being referred by their physicians, patients are asked to spend a night in one of the Sleep Disorders Center’s 12 rooms designed for optimal sleep comfort. Read the rest of this entry

A new sleep medicine practice, Sleep HealthCare of Connecticut, is providing the latest treatments for insomnia, sleep apnea and other sleep disorders that can seriously harm overall health.

Sleep HealthCare of Connecticut was founded by three health professionals in the field — A. Joel Papowitz, M.D., Medical Director; Edward B. O’Malley, PhD, Managing Director; and Derek Guice, RPsgT Technical Director.

The practice offers techniques, including neurofeedback — to promote natural, drug-free sleep — in a comfortable, spa-like setting. It departs from the traditional approach to treating sleep disorders, recognizing that they are chronic — rather than acute — problems that require longer term management. Read the rest of this entry

How Surgery Helps Stop Snoring

There are two ways that they people are snoring due to the fact some snoring is maded by the throat and the additional by the nose. It’s useful to find out the method that you are snoring which is a thing that perhaps your partner could say. It’s beneficial to understand to enable you to properly handle the situation. There are plenty of remedies, cures that will help us stop snoring. A lot of them are working several aren’t and it depends upon each person and the way they respond.

Beside all these remedies addititionally there is surgery. At present you can make a little surgery that are said to cure the snoring permanently. the matter that I believe will make me in favor for the surgery is the fact the surgery will last for maximum one hour and next you can relax since besides you will not be snoring but you will not have to take into account all of the gadgets that you simply want to utilize, on which side about the bed you have to sleep and in that situation. Read the rest of this entry

The disaster in Japan has the world’s attention. Millions of people watch in horror as the people of Japan struggle to get through day by day. Japan suffered a 1-2-3 punch in the events of an earthquake, then a tsunami, and finally nuclear radiation worries. Many different teams of rescuers have been sent over to Japan to aid in the search and rescue efforts. These teams have been tasked with the responsibility to search for both survivors and bodies in various towns and villages along the east coast of Japan. What has become an almost requirement for these teams are tools that are both portable and easy to use

Hundreds of  Pulse Oximeters have been donated by many manufacturers and serving companies to Japan .for the emergency responders. The pulse oximeter, is a portable device used to measure the blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate of individuals. These pulse oximeters are not your old traditional tabletop units, but rather fingertip units which are smaller than your average mobile phone. A fingertip pulse oximeter operates on standard AA batteries, and provides its readings of blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate within seconds. Read the rest of this entry

Sleep deprivation can do more than just make you unproductive and slow during  the day – it may also lead you to eat more than you should, according to a feature on CNN.

The results of a study led by Marie-Pierre St. Onge,  Ph.D., a research associate at the New York Obesity Research Center in Columbia  University, indicated that people who did not get a good night’s sleep tend to  eat more the following day. This fact, according to the study, was especially  true in women, who consumed 329 more calories on average when they are sleep-deprived, as opposed to when they are well-rested.  Men, on the other hand, consumed 263 calories more.

The findings lend more credence to the association between lack of sleep and  being overweight. Most people who are overweight also suffer from sleep  problems, the most notable of which is sleep apnea, a breathing disorder that  cause people to be awakened frequently. It is not clear, however, whether these  people are overweight because of their sleep problems, or whether they have  sleep problems because they are overweight. Read the rest of this entry

Obesity is associated with obstructive sleep apnea in the adult and pediatric population. The aim of a recently concluded research study was to assess the association between increasing body mass index on the severity of obstructive sleep apnea in children.

We reviewed retrospectively 740 children with symptoms suggestive of obstructive sleep apnea who underwent a sleep study at an inner
city university hospital. Obstructive sleep apnea was defined as respiratory disturbance index of 5 per hour or more. Statistical analysis included chi square test and regression analysis. Read the rest of this entry

About 35 percent of people who snore loudly while sleeping may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA ), according to a survey recently released by Philips and the Taiwan Society of Sleep Medicine.

The survey also found 80 percent of people who might have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA ) often feel tired and exhausted even after sleeping all night.

Meanwhile, some 30 percent who might have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA ),have dozed off while driving or riding motorcycle, the study showed.

At the same time, about 70 percent who might have  obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) think their snoring bothers other people.

Philips and the Taiwan Society of Sleep Medicine commissioned a health-related Web portal to conduct the survey by having 1,565 netizens fill out the so-called Berlin Questionnaire to help them better understand their sleep quality. Read the rest of this entry

Cactus Semiconductor, a Chandler company is doing leading-edge work in designing integrated  circuits for big advances in medicine. The company is  working with other high-tech businesses  to create devices implantable in the human body.

We’re working on devices now in trials that are being used to treat things  like sleep apnea devices delivering microscopic amounts of drugs at  precise intervals to treat pain or to treat some kind of disease,” said James  McDonald, president and co-founder of Cactus Semiconductor, a $3.5 million  company.

The neurostimulation devices could be used to treat chronic pain, epilepsy,  Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis  and atherosclerosis. Devices are typically implanted in the chest cavity with leads running to  areas needing stimulation, such as the brain. The devices are about 2 inches by  3 inches, and hold a 2-millimeter chip. Read the rest of this entry

A new survey has revealed that twelve percent of Portuguese drivers, mostly men, admitted to having fallen asleep while behind the wheel at least once. In Portugal, falling asleep while driving is the cause of one in every five accidents.

The survey, conducted by the Portuguese Sleep Association, indicates that over the past year 23 percent of the population has driven while eeling tired, and three percent admitted to actually having fallen asleep.

This appears to be a more common problem among men, aged between 25 and 34, who have a high risk of sleep apnea, poor sleep quality and excessive weight.

According to the survey, these men generally belong to the medium to high social classes; they live in greater Lisbon and drink, on average, three coffees a day. Read the rest of this entry

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