[Press Release]-/Newport Beach, CA (SleepApneaDisorder)/ July 30, 2010/-Glidewell Dental Lab (www.glidewelldental.com), provider of dental appliances for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea, has successfully launched its newest product to dentists and patients: the aveoTSD (www.getaveo.com). A simple, inexpensive anti-snoring device, the aveoTSD is an effective form of treatment for problem snoring. Available to patients through dentist, physician or medical specialist prescription, this easy-to-use, noninvasive anti-snoring aid improves health and quality of life.

An estimated 80 million people in the U.S. are affected by a chronic sleep disorder. Snoring is the most common and is caused by a narrowing of the upper airway during sleep. Read the rest of this entry

Lake City Community Hospital recently installed the Carolina Sleep Lab, a two-bed sleep lab used to perform tests for sleep disorders.

A health-care specialist can order an overnight sleep study known as a polysomnogram if he or she suspects a patient has a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Read the rest of this entry

 [Press Release]/ July 29, 2010 – ROSEVILLE, CA,/ – Roseville dentist Preddis L. Sullivan DDS, a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, knows how effective an oral appliance can be in the treatment of a common sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Many of his patients have found much needed relief through this simple treatment option.

New professional guidelines have provided further support for what both Dr. Sullivan and his patients already know: oral appliances, which are similar in appearance to an orthodontic retainer or a sports mouthguard, are an excellent treatment option for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea. Read the rest of this entry

A new dental mouthpiece has been developed to help patients with sleep apnea.

The Full Breath Solution can be used to treat people with mild or moderate sleep apnea and is also beneficial for those who snore.

The mouthpiece device was invented by Dr Bryan Keropian.

Dr Keropian says,”the mouthpiece would provide an alternative to the continuous positive airway pressure machine, which some patients find uncomfortable and invasive”. Read the rest of this entry

The technique, used while patients are awake, is called scripting or dream mastery and is part of imagery rehearsal therapy, which Dr. Krakow helped develop. The therapy is being used to treat a growing number of nightmare sufferers. In recent years, nightmares have increasingly been viewed as a distinct disorder, and researchers have produced a growing body of empirical evidence that this kind of cognitive therapy can help reduce their frequency and intensity, or even eliminate them.

“In your mind, with thinking and picturing, take a few minutes, close your eyes, and I want you to change the dream any way you wish,” said Dr. Krakow, founder of the P.T.S.D. Sleep Clinic at the Maimonides Sleep Arts and Sciences center here and a leading researcher of nightmares.

“We call that a new dream,” Dr. Krakow told Ms. Gurule. “The bad dream is over there” — he pointed across the room — “and we’re not dealing with that. We’re dealing with the new dream.” Read the rest of this entry

If one does not get sleep or can’t stay asleep or waking up many times in the middle of the night, the person can count him to be suffering from sleep deprivation which has solution.

According to Carolyn Schur, founder of Associated Sleep services in Saskatoon, Sask a fatigue management specialist and a sleep teacher; it all begins with proper diagnosis.

She added that most people suffering from sleep disorders are insomniacs and two thirds of her patients can also be termed that. Read the rest of this entry

In addition to the other causes of general health problems the outbreak of swine flu, has given vendors of ventilation systems and associated airway management devices many reasons to cheer.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, European Market for Ventilation and Airway Management Devices, finds that the market with both multimodal and niche market participants is in a growth phase, earned revenues of $559.7 million in 2009 and is estimated to reach $851.6 million in 2014.

Dominant European markets, such as France, the United Kingdom and Germany, are highly competitive, fuelled by the desire among market players to cater to the greater population and capitalize on saturating opportunities. Read the rest of this entry

New Sleep Center Opens in Central Washington

Central Washington Sleep Diagnostic Center recently opened it’s second branch in Moses Lake at 2323 W. Broadway Ave., Unit 4.

The sleep center is here to help people experiencing sleeping disorders, as more than 70 million Americans’ sleep is currently affected. The affects of sleep deprivation include depression, brain fog, change in mental status, short-term memory loss, weight gain, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, traffic accidents, workplace accidents and injuries. Read the rest of this entry

The “combination of confusing guidelines” on sleep apnea testing and treatment is a big puzzle in itself and is also a major cause of frustration among truckers and all other sleep apnea sufferes.

Dr. Rochelle Goldberg, president of the board of the American Sleep Apnea Association, the patient support organization with which the Truckers for a Cause chapter of A.W.A.K.E. is affiliated, wanted to set the record straight that currently there are only guidelines, not law, governing sleep apnea testing and treatment for truckers.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is still collecting data and is likely to come up with new guidelines by the end of this year but no new measures are in place. Read the rest of this entry

The US respiratory and sleep management device market is steadily growing.

Oxygen therapy is the preferred treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the US. As the US population ages, COPD is expected to become more prevalent, and thus the market for oxygen therapy will continue to grow, especially for portable oxygen devices.

With 80% of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) sufferers remaining undiagnosed in the US, the OSA testing and therapeutic device market also holds significant potential. Read the rest of this entry

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