SleepApneaDisorder/[Press Release]/- Atlanta, GA (Vocus) September 1, 2010/ Snoring is a sleep depriving problem affecting 40% of men and 23% of women according to the National Sleep Foundation. Many couples sleep apart due to loud, habitual snoring. This can lead to a lack of intimacy and disharmony in the relationship.

Snoring can be a sign of a serious medical problem called obstructive sleep apnea. Not everyone that snores has OSA; but everyone with OSA snores. People with untreated obstructive sleep apnea have a much greater risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and even automobile accidents. With the Pillar Procedure Atlanta Snoring doctors are able to effectively treat sleep apnea and snoring. Read the rest of this entry

It may come as news to new parents but a US study has found that mothers do get enough sleep in their babies’ first few months – it’s just not good quality.

Researchers from West Virginia University in Morgantown followed a group of new mothers and found, on average, the women got just over 7 hours of sleep a night during their babies’ first four months.

That amount is generally what is recommended for adults, and, based on past studies, more than the average American gets. Read the rest of this entry

Too Much or Too Little Sleep Can Lead to Heart Disease

If you’re sleeping less than five hours or more than nine hours, you could be putting yourself at an increased risk for heart disease, according to a study conducted by researchers at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.

The study, conducted by Anoop Shankar, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Community Medicine, examined more than 30,000 adults who participated in the 2005 National Health Interview Survey. Dr. Shankar and his colleagues found both short and long sleep durations to be independently associated with heart disease. The results were adjusted for age, sex, race-ethnicity, smoking, alcohol intake, body mass index, physical activity, diabetes, high blood pressure and depression. Read the rest of this entry

Free Lecture on Sleep Apnea & Sleep Issues

NorthBay Healthcare will hold an Advanced Medicine Lecture Series this September about sleep issues.

Dr. Donald Doyle, a pulmonologist from NorthBay, will discuss common sleep problems and ways to solve them in a lecture titled “For the Rest of Your Life,” which is scheduled on September 9.

Statistics indicate that sleep conditions affect nearly a quarter of the US population, making it a serious health concern in the country. Sleep problems like sleep apnea and sleep deprivation are common among Americans. These disorders can affect a person’s daily functioning.

Dr. Doyle will discuss sleep problems in detail and present available treatment options

Sleep Apnea Treatment with Dental Procedures

SleepApneaDisorder/[Press Release]/- Miami, FL (Vocus) August 31, 2010 Emerging field in dentistry primed to save the lives of millions.

Dentistry has rapid evolved into a health centered practice in recent years. The mouth is the gateway to many other problems, and in some cases it’s also the cure. Obstructive sleep apnea is a life threatening condition affecting tens of millions of Americans. Research has called it one of the greatest undiagnosed health risks in our society.

It has been documented in medical literature as the cause of countless conditions like; hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, acid reflux and headaches while being linked as a major contributor to heart attacks and strokes. Dentists are now able to work with their medical colleagues to help manage this deadly condition by fabricating oral appliances to stabilize the airway and prevent breathing stoppages during sleep. Read the rest of this entry

Continucare Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Seredor Corporation has expanded its sleep center operations through the acquisition of a South Florida-based operator of sleep diagnostic centers. The acquired business currently operates two independent diagnostic testing facilities.

“This acquisition expands Seredor’s presence in South Florida,” said Richard C. Pfenniger, Jr., Continucare’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to believe that the sleep diagnostic center business possesses attractive growth prospects and are working diligently to further expand our activities in this area.”

New Hope for Men Troubled with Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Next time you are traveling on an air flight and are annoyed by the guy sleeping next to you who is snoring, realize that there could be much more behind that than just an irritating sound, this person could have Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Apnea is a Greek word that means ‘not breathing’.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition caused by the tongue falling back and blocking the airway for anywhere between 10 and 90 seconds while someone is sleeping. This creates breathing pauses where the person is not getting oxygen. In OSA, these episodes occur from 15 to as many as 100 times each hour. This deprives one of the sleep and oxygen required to function normally and presents a dangerous detriment to a person’s long-term health. Read the rest of this entry

A sound and restful sleep is fundamental to our health and well-being. Yet for millions of Americans, sleep is regularly interrupted or insufficient. To address the needs of this population, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center has established a new Center for Sleep Medicine one of the largest academic medical programs of its kind in the country dedicated to providing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. Read the rest of this entry

New Vital Sign Infant Sleepwear

SleepApneaDisorder/[Press Release]/-Exmovere Holdings, Inc. (www.exmovere.com), a biomedical engineering company, today announced plans to release vital sign monitoring infant sleepwear. Exmovere is in the advanced stages of taking to market a washable, conductive fabric-based biosensor pajama called “Exmobaby.” Exmobaby is the first-ever baby garment developed for remote monitoring of heart rate, emotional state and behavior. Exmovere is actively seeking retail chains, wireless carriers and distributors interested in promoting the product internationally, with an initial focus on countries with high infant mortality rates and countries launching active campaigns to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), including Germany, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. Read the rest of this entry

ResMed:Record Revenue and Income For 2nd Quarter

ResMed Inc recorded record revenue and income for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, driven by strong sales of the S9 AutoSet and Elite products, and robust mask sales.

“In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, we continued to show strong growth year-over-year in the Americas, as well as in international markets,” said Kieran T. Gallahue, president and CEO. “Our favorable mix of product sales and market share gains led to a 20% revenue increase in the Americas over the prior year’s quarter, resulting in $160.9 million in sales. Read the rest of this entry

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