Valley Oximetry Sleep Disorders Center (Valley Sleep Center) announced the opening of their fourth sleep clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The new clinic is located at 9767 N 91st Street Suite B104, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, and will be accepting new patients on September 1st, 2010. Valley Sleep Center recently opened their third location in Glendale this past April. They also have facilities located in Mesa and Phoenix.

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

Sleep problems in children can be one of parenting’s biggest challenges. In the U.S., approximately two million children suffer from sleep disorders. Children who suffer from disruptive sleep patterns often fall victim to other problems associated with a lack of sleep such as daytime sleepiness, which affects 10 percent of all school aged children.

According to Sagarika Nallu, M.D., a pediatric neurologist and specialist in pediatric sleep medicine at NYM, sleep problems in children can be divided into behavioral issues and medical issues.

Behavioral issues involve problems like a child awakening and then needing to complete the night’s sleep in the parents’ bed. “Medical issues,” said Dr. Nallu, “can range from sleep apnea to restless leg syndrome, and may also result from medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or, occasionally from psychiatric conditions.” Read the rest of this entry

Hemangiomas involving the upper airway can be an uncommon cause of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

Case presentationA 26-year-old Caucasian man with a known history of a large hemangioma of his head and neck presented with sleep-disordered breathing to the sleep unit of our hospital.

Severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome was revealed on polysomnography.

Nasal continuous positive airway pressure was implemented effectively, reducing daytime hypersomnolence and significantly improving sleep parameters.

After three years of adherent use, the patient remains in a good condition and the hemangioma is stable. Read the rest of this entry

GlobalData’s medical equipment report, “Israel Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices Market Outlook to 2016″ provides key market data on the Israel anesthesia and respiratory devices market. The report provides value (USD million), volume (units) and average price (USD) data for each segment and sub-segment within six market categories – anesthesia disposables, anesthesia machines, respiratory devices, respiratory disposables, respiratory measurement devices, and  sleep apnea diagnostic systems

The report also provides company shares and distribution shares data for each of the aforementioned market categories. The report is supplemented with global corporate-level profiles of the key market participants with information on company financials and pipeline products, wherever available. Read the rest of this entry

ResSleep Opens Store in Brisbane,Queensland

Friday 16th July 2010 marked day one of trading for ResSleep’s first franchise clinics in Stones Corner and Mt Gravatt, Brisbane, Queensland.

Alastair Bettle converted his existing CPAP store The Medical Equipment Centre to a ResSleep Clinic and also became the owner of the existing ResSleep Clinic in Mt Gravatt Central in Queensland.

Alastair has over a decade’s experience in the snoring and Sleep Apnea industry and brings a wealth of knowledge to the ResSleep national network. He will be partnering with a Sleep Physicians in Queensland to support on-site home testing sleep services. Read the rest of this entry

7 Useful Self-Help Tips for Loud Snorers

Experts believes that using an anti-snoring device is a better way to ease breathing and ensure that the body is getting enough rest. “But in addition to the help from a snoring device, there are a variety of ‘self-help’ techniques people can use to keep the air flowing,” he says.

Here are seven most useful tips for people who snore loud;

1.    Maintain a healthy weight
2.    Establish a regular routine for sleep (i.e., the same bedtime every night)
3.    Sleep on your side, rather than on your back
4.    Avoid tranquilizers, antihistamines and sleeping pills
5.    Do not drink alcohol for at least four hours before bedtime
6.    Do not eat heavy meals or high-calorie snacks for at least three hours before bedtime
7.    Consider an adjustable belt where you can tilt the head upwards four inches…or use pillows to achieve the same angle

Summer thunderstorms are great theater-sky-spanning fireworks followed by crackling, crashing booms. But thunderstorms are also linked to some negative effects on health, from breathing disturbances to heart problems.

Summer thunderstorms are great theater—sky-spanning fireworks followed by crackling, crashing booms. But thunderstorms are also linked to some negative effects on health, from breathing disturbances to heart problems, reports the August 2010 issue of the Harvard Health Letter. Read the rest of this entry

Firelands Regional Medical Center will host a Free Sleep Presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31. The presentation will be held in the Community Resource Room at Firelands South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky.

David N. Morris, MD, medical director of the Sleep Disorder Center at Firelands Regional Medical Center will discuss the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. In addition, program participants will be able to tour the Firelands Regional Medical Center Sleep Lab, hear testimony from a sleep apnea patient, as well as view demonstrations of the various sleep devices available. Read the rest of this entry

Home diagnosis and therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may improve access to testing and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment. We compared subjective sleepiness, sleep quality, quality of life, BP, and CPAP adherence after 4 weeks of CPAP therapy in subjects in whom OSA was diagnosed and treated at home and in those evaluated in the sleep laboratory.

A randomized trial was performed consisting of home-based level 3 testing followed by 1 week of auto-CPAP and fixed-pressure CPAP based on the 95% pressure derived from the auto-CPAP device, and in-laboratory polysomnography (PSG) (using mostly split-night protocol) with CPAP titration. Read the rest of this entry

Wives of soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be diagnosed with depression, anxiety, sleep apnea and other sleep disorders along with complex mental health conditions than women whose husbands are not deployed, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Read the rest of this entry

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