Sleep Apnea Support By Parrish Healthcare Center

If you or any of your family members suffering you are encouraged to attend the A.W.A.K.E. support group meeting on Monday, November 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Parrish Healthcare Center at Port St. John, 5005 Port St. John Parkway, (east of the I-95 Port St. John exit – see map). The meetings are held in the Conference Center by the south entrance (near the sleep lab). This is a free community service. Please call 321-268-6408 to register.

You will learn how to wear your CPAP all night and be comfortable with it. CPAP is an important treatment for sleep apnea, but it’s not without its frustrations. Learn how to avoid uncomfortable masks and other common CPAP problems. Read the rest of this entry

Valley Sleep Center Opens in Chandler, Arizona

Valley Sleep Center announces the opening of their fifth sleep clinic in Chandler, Arizona.

The new clinic is located at 1120 South Dobson Road Building B, Suite 100, Chandler, AZ 85286 and is accepting new patients. Valley Sleep Center recently opened their fourth location in Scottsdale, this past October. They also have facilities located in Mesa and Phoenix, and Glendale.

Valley Sleep Center is one of the largest independent sleep diagnostics centers in Arizona with the facilities to diagnose and treat a variety of sleep-related issues such as sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep walking, snoring, and more. Read the rest of this entry

San Diego — As health officials continue to monitor the physical and monetary toll sleep disorders exact in the U.S., treating various conditions brought on by sleep problems has transformed snoozing into a sound business for a San Diego-based medical device manufacturer.

And the market of potential customers has yet to be fully realized, said officials at ResMed, a sleep apnea device maker with about 325 local employees.

In addition to announcing record revenues recently, ResMed is teaming up with a major competitor to educate the medical community in a $1 million campaign to help reach millions of undiagnosed Americans with sleeping disorders, especially sleep apnea. Read the rest of this entry

The SMILE Foundation, an Appliance Therapy Group company, has announced the inception–in conjunction with the Center for CPAP Intolerance–of a new monthly course offering to train physicians and dentists in the adoption and implementation of a consistently successful, effective new treatment protocol for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

The Full Breath Solution is a single-arch oral appliance for reducing nightly air blockage. Fully patented and FDA-approved, it inhibits the movement of the tongue–gently keeping the mouth open and the air passage free– without mandibular advancement.

Used in conjunction with an accredited sleep study (or FDA-approved home sleep studies), the Full Breath Solution has enjoyed success since its introduction to the dental community, posting a 79% drop in the Apnea Hypopnea Index and a 95% patient-tested success-rate.
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SleepApneaDisorder/[Press Release]/ FRANKLIN, Mass./–In accordance with the new guidelines issued by the American Society of Anesthesiologists to improve the perioperative care and reduce the risk of adverse outcomes in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Itamar-Medical’s WatchPAT device for home sleep testing is already being used to effectively deliver fast, patient-satisfying results for pre-operative sleep testing.

“Patients with undiagnosed sleep apnea have a higher complication rate, longer recovery, and poorer pain control,” said Dr. Marvin Tark, head of the Pain Management Section and former Chairman of Anesthesia at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, Georgia. “WatchPAT provides the information we need to monitor and manage the patient better in both the surgical and the post-operative period, offering the best possible high-quality medical care. Read the rest of this entry

What Is The Best Sleep Apnea Treatment?

SleepApneaDisorder/[Press Release]/CHARLOTTE, NC, September 21, 2010 /– What is the best sleep apnea treatment? It is not CPAP, according to a recent study that showed 60% of patients abandon CPAP use. At least it is not the best treatment for the 60% of patients who abandoned it. This does not mean CPAP is not the most effective treatment, what it means is no matter how effective a treatment may be, it is a poor treatment if it is not used. Oral appliances are an extremely effective treatment for mild to moderate sleep apnea but less effective for morbidly obese patients and those with severe sleep apnea.

Oral appliances are the “Best Sleep Apnea Treatment” because patients actually use them. Compliance issues have always been the biggest problem with CPAP. Studies have shown most patients quit CPAP completely but even patients who use CPAP average only 4-5 hours/ night 4-5 nights a week. That is not the best treatment but it is better than no treatment. Read the rest of this entry

The Snoring Center Opens in Houston On October4

SleepApneaDisorder/[Press Release ]/ HOUSTON, Texas, Sep 28, 2010 / — The Snoring Center, a nationally recognized Dallas-based medical practice dedicated to providing minimally invasive, office-based solutions for snoring, sleep apnea and nasal allergies, will be celebrating their fifth anniversary by opening the doors of a Houston location October 4, 2010. Conveniently located in Houston’s Post Oaks neighborhood,

The Snoring Center will bring relief to the countless thousands of Houstonians suffering from annoyances caused by snoring, sleep apnea and nasal allergies. Dr. Craig Schwimmer, Medical Director of The Snoring Center, has supervised offices in the Dallas and Fort Worth area for the past five years, and plans to open additional locations across the country over the next few years. Read the rest of this entry

Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s New SleepCare Center

Kenmore Mercy Hospital unveiled its new SleepCare Center.

It is the third such facility in the Catholic Health System’s hospital network, complementing centers at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo and Sisters of Charity Hospital’s St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga.

The sleep center is designed to diagnose and treat a variety of sleep disorders.
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Common eye disorder called floppy eyelid syndrome is strongly linked with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a new study finds.

“This is very significant,” says researchers at the Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.  “When doctors diagnose one condition in a patient they should also look for the other, in this case OSA.”

The study tracked 102 patients with floppy eyelid syndrome (FES) from 1995 through 2008. People with FES have rubbery-textured upper eyelids that may easily flip up during sleep, which can lead to irritated eyes and or discharge. Read the rest of this entry

In conjunction with the Raritan Bay Medical Center, SGS, Dr. David Goldstein, and Mr. John Nadeau offer a comprehensive training session to Dentists in the New Jersey area to create a referral network of skilled professionals to diagnose and offer dental treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

The goal of this seminar is the same as all SGS courses: to provide the attending Dentist with the background knowledge and training needed to begin treating obstructive sleep apnea immediately. Read the rest of this entry

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