Weekly blog summary (10/01/2014 to 17/1/2013)

All Snorers Want to Do is Find Out How to Stop

Dr Kathleen Yaremchuk and Dr Michael Friedman were among many participants at the American Academy of Otolaryngology annual meeting at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The two researchers have worked extensively on snoring and other sleep problems.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/all-snorers-want-do-find-out-how-stop

Source URL: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/snorers+want+find+stop/8984673/story.html


Researchers Diagnose Sleep Apnoea While Patient is Awake

Researchers in Australia are confident of being able to diagnose obstructive sleep apnoea in patients while they are awake. They have created a computer simulation program which they use to analyze airflow and create a 3D model of the patient’s throat.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/researchers-diagnose-sleep-apnoea-while-patient-awake

Source URL: http://www.calgarysun.com/2013/10/02/researchers-diagnose-sleep-apnoea-while-patient-is-awake


Causes and Treatment of Snoring

Snoring can be caused by irregular or blocked airflow in instances such as sleeping on one's back and an improperly positioned jaw. Treatment of snoring involves clearing the blockage in the breathing passage.


Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/causes-and-treatment-snoring


Source URL: http://www.informationbible.com/article-causes-and-treatment-of-snoring-338936.html

Half of British Pilots Admit to Sleeping in Cockpit

A new survey of British airline pilots has revealed that more than half - 56 per cent - have admitted to falling asleep in the cockpit. And nearly one in three pilots said they had woken up to find their co-pilot also asleep.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/half-british-pilots-admit-sleeping-cockpit

Source URL: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-28/half-of-british-pilots-admit-to-sleeping-in-cockpit/4986552

Five Things You Probably Didn't Know About Heart Health

People who snore often have obstructive sleep apnoea. OSA is a condition that leads to  breathing stopping for brief periods during sleep. This is associated with a significantly higher risk of having a heart attack.


Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/five-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-heart-health

Source URL: http://www.lifehacker.co.in/five-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-heart-health/articleshow/23194711.cms


Wrong Amount of Sleep Tied to Chronic Disease

Recent studies say that too little sleep (six hours or less) and too much sleep (10 or more hours) can be linked to chronic diseases including coronary heart disease, diabetes, anxiety and obesity in adults age 45 and older.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/wrong-amount-sleep-tied-chronic-disease

Source URL: http://www.health24.com/Medical/Sleep/News/Wrong-amount-of-sleep-tied-to-chronic-disease-20131002


Sleeping Too Little – or Too Much – Associated with Heart Disease, Diabetes, Obesity

According to Dr. Badr, president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), adults should strive to sleep for 7-9 hours every night to benefit from sleep. He recommends that people suffering from any of the chronic health conditions need an evaluation of their sleep patterns.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/sleeping-too-little-%E2%80%93-or-too-much-%E2%80%93-associated-heart-disease-diabetes-obesity

Source URL: http://news.cision.com/american-academy-of-sleep-medicine/r/sleeping-too-little---or-too-much---associated-with-heart-disease--diabetes--obesity,c9475172


Sleepless Because of Snoring, What Can Be Done?

Episodes of snoring may go unnoticed and this may be harmful to the health of the snorer. A visit to a doctor for treatment is advised once snoring is detected and oral appliances are a suggested treatment.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/sleepless-because-snoring-what-can-be-done

Source URL: http://theboardmagazine.com/2013/09/sleepless-because-of-snoring-what-can-be-done/


House’s Transportation Committee to Consider Trucking Sleep Apnoea Bill

The House’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced a recent bill that would require the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to pursue a formal sleep disorder screening rule rather than guidance.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/house%E2%80%99s-transportation-committee-consider-trucking-sleep-apnoea-bill-0

Source URL: http://www.overdriveonline.com/houses-transportation-committee-to-consider-trucking-sleep-apnoea-bill/


8 Signs of Sleep Apnoea

According to a study undertaken at the University of Wisconsin Madison, obesity has been pointed out as the reason behind the drastic increase in the incidence of sleep apnoea. It has been shown that up to 80 to 90 percent of sleep apnoea symptoms are a direct result of obesity.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/8-signs-sleep-apnoea

Source URL: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/8-signs-of-sleep-apnoea/


The Relationship between Sleep and Weight

Sleep affects weight regulation hormones such as gherlin and leptin leading to over consumption of food. Being overweight also affects the quality of sleep much as the lack of sleep affects body weight.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/relationship-between-sleep-and-weight

Source URL:  http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Relationship-Between-Sleep-and-Weight

Did You Know You Could Die from Excessive Snoring?

Research shows that excessive snoring can be hazardous to your health. Snoring can lead to many more problems such as acid reflux, frequent nighttime urination, memory loss, stroke, depression, diabetes and heart attacks.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/did-you-know-you-could-die-excessive-snoring

Source URL:  http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/lifestyle/2013/10/01/did-you-know-you-could-die-from-excessive-snoring/



Tony Dorsett has Teamed up with Pro Player Health Alliance to Offer Testing for Sleep Apnoea from Home

Recently, Tony Dorsett has been heavily involved in the 'Tackle Sleep Apnoea' campaign. The home sleep tests are the newest addition to the 'Tackling Sleep Apnoea' campaign launched by Pro Player Health Alliance.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/tony-dorsett-has-teamed-pro-player-health-alliance-offer-testing-sleep-apnoea-home

Source URL: http://www.seattlepi.com/business/press-releases/article/Tony-Dorsett-Has-Teamed-Up-With-Pro-Player-Health-4877230.php

Dental Sleep Medicine Lecture in Denver to Teach the Dental Treatment of Snoring and Sleep Apnoea to Dentists and Dental Nurses

Dentists attending dental continuing education courses focusing on the dental treatment of snoring and sleep apnoea. A lecture was lead by Dental Sleep Medicine expert, Dr Marty Lipsey on October 18-19th 2013 at the Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Centre.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/dental-sleep-medicine-lecture-denver-teach-dental-treatment-snoring-and-sleep-apnoea-dentists-a

Source URL: http://www.sfgate.com/business/press-releases/article/Dental-Sleep-Medicine-Lecture-in-Denver-Colorado-4877220.php

Fatigue Involved in One-fifth of all Road Accidents

Experts estimate that fatigue is a contributory factor in up to 20% of all road traffic collisions, while around 40% of sleep-related incidents involve commercial vehicles.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/fatigue-involved-one-fifth-all-road-accidents

Source URL: http://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/2013/10/8/fatigue-involved-in-one-fifth-of-all-road-accidents/48474/


Why Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

Teeth grinding destroys enamel and causes sensitivity over time. Sensitive teeth are usually a very painful and frustrating problem especially when teeth come into contact with hot, cold, and sweet substances.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/why-are-your-teeth-sensitive

Source URL: http://worldental.org/oral-hygiene/sensitive-teeth-main-culprits/13047/


Tooth Grinding, Poor Memory, and More: 5 Surprising Facts about ADHD

Teeth grinding has been associated with ADHD. Even though it is predominantly a childhood problem, research has shown that the problem can persist into adulthood with different consequences.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/tooth-grinding-poor-memory-and-more-5-surprising-facts-about-adhd

Source URL: http://www.everydayhealth.com/adhd/tooth-grinding-poor-memory-and-more-surprising-facts-about-adhd.aspx?aolcat=AJA&xid=aol_eh-adhd_2_20130930_


Did you know that Sleep is Vital in Managing Type 2 Diabetes?

Difficulty in falling asleep and staying asleep or sleeping less than five to six hours a night may lead to the development of Type 2 diabetes. Sleep is very important in the management of Type 2 diabetes.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/did-you-know-sleep-vital-managing-type-2-diabetes

Source URL: http://americandiabetesassn.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/did-you-know-that-sleep-is-vital-in-managing-type-2-diabetes/


Diet and Fitness Tips to Help You Sleep

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30 percent of American workers average no more than six hours of sleep a day. Eating the right types of food alongside avoiding alcohol and caffeine and staying physically active improves sleep.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/diet-and-fitness-tips-help-you-sleep

Source URL: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2012/09/11/diet-and-fitness-tips-to-help-you-sleep

Sleep-Promoting (and Sleep-Stealing) Foods

Foods such as bananas, high protein foods, almonds, milk, and oatmeal are able to promote healthy sleep. Green tea contains theanine which also helps to promote sleep.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/sleep-promoting-and-sleep-stealing-foods

Source URL: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2012/07/19/sleep-promoting-and-sleep-stealing-foods


Spooked Sleeping? Identifying Nightmares and their Causes

Nightmares occur primarily in the last third of the night, when your REM sleep is the strongest. Stress and anxiety can also lead to nightmares also known as post-traumatic dreams.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/spooked-sleeping-identifying-nightmares-and-their-causes

Source URL: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2013/01/30/how-to-identify-and-manage-nightmares?page=2

Poor Sleep Habits Linked with Chronic Diseases, Study Says

According to this study, compared to optimal sleepers, short sleepers were more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and frequent mental distress. The same was true for long sleepers.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/poor-sleep-habits-linked-chronic-diseases-study-says

Source URL: http://www.rocketnews.com/2013/10/poor-sleep-habits-linked-with-chronic-diseases-study-says/


13 Reasons Not to Skimp on Sleep

Studies show that losing sleep can have a negative impact on your health such as impaired cognition and negative effects on your endocrine, immune, and nervous systems.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/13-reasons-not-skimp-sleep

Source URL: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/articles/2012/03/05/13-reasons-not-to-skimp-on-sleep?page=2

Weight Loss, Breathing Devices Still Best for Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

New guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) emphasize lifestyle modifications — especially weight loss — for treating obstructive sleep apnoea. The guidelines reinforce the effectiveness of tried and true therapies.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/weight-loss-breathing-devices-still-best-treating-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-0

Source URL: http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/weight-loss-breathing-devices-still-best-for-treating-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-201310026713

 Study Reveals Association between Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Alzheimer's disease

A recent study undertaken by a group from the Neurological Clinic of Universit-Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy had reported a link between sleep disordered breathing and Alzheimer’s disease.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/study-reveals-association-between-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-alzheimers-disease

Source URL:  http://www.news-medical.net/news/20131009/Study-reveals-association-between-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-Alzheimers-disease.aspx


Battling Fat? Get More Sleep

Sleep deprivation tends to lead to overeating. This is because as researchers have observed, lack of sleep makes people vulnerable to the calls of fast food, pizza and candy.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/battling-fat-get-more-sleep

Source URL: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2013/10/08/battling-fat-get-more-sleep

Language of the Sleep Apnoea Bill Close to Becoming Law

The US sleep apnoea bill says that screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders will be adopted pursuant to a rulemaking proceeding.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/language-sleep-apnoea-bill-close-becoming-law

Source URL: http://www.overdriveonline.com/language-of-the-sleep-apnoea-bill-close-to-becoming-law/#sthash.pDyBS2C9.dpuf


Legislation Limiting Apnoea Guidance Heads to President's Desk

Legislation to require a formal regulatory process for any future requirements on sleep apnoea for truckers has been approved by both the US House and Senate, and will now move to the White House.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/legislation-limiting-apnoea-guidance-heads-presidents-desk

Source URL: http://respiratory-care-sleep-medicine.advanceweb.com/News/Daily-News-Watch/Legislation-Limiting-Apnoea-Guidance-Heads-to-Presidents-Desk.aspx


Central ENT Consultants, P.C. Offers Treatments for Patients with Sleep Apnoea in Hagerstown

Sleep apnoea is a medical condition which can have serious medical consequences. Recently, a centre has focused on comprehensively diagnosing and treating sleep apnoea in Hagerstown.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/central-ent-consultants-pc-offers-treatments-patients-sleep-apnoea-hagerstown

Source URL: http://consumer.einnews.com/247pr/364942


Use of IV Acetaminophen with Narcotics Reduces Pain in Children with Tonsillectomies

According to a recent study, using intravenous (IV) acetaminophen with narcotics provides more effective pain relief to children having tonsillectomies to treat breathing problems.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/use-iv-acetaminophen-narcotics-reduces-pain-children-tonsillectomies

Source URL: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20131013/Use-of-IV-acetaminophen-with-narcotics-reduces-pain-in-children-with-tonsillectomies.aspx


The Dream Diet: Losing Weight While You Sleep

Sleep apnoea and other sleep disorders may as well lead to people being overweight. Losing weight through exercise can be a solution to being overweight and the sleep apnoea problem.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/dream-diet-losing-weight-while-you-sleep

Source URL:  http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/lose-weight-while-sleeping?page=2


US Census Bureau Reports 62 Percent of Washington Adults are Overweight, While 26 Percent of the Community is Obese

Obesity is a huge factor in more than 50% of obstructive sleep apnoea patients. Dentists are receiving training to help bolster their role in the treatment of sleep apnoea and snoring.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/us-census-bureau-reports-62-percent-washington-adults-are-overweight-while-26-percent-community

Source URL:  http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11223515.htm


New Tool Can Diagnose Sleep Apnoea While Patient is Awake

According to researchers, this study suggests that OSA or obstructive sleep apnoea could be identified, even when the individual concerned is awake and breathing normally.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/new-tool-can-diagnose-sleep-apnoea-while-patient-awake

Source URL:  http://www.stalbertleader.com/2013/10/10/new-tool-can-diagnose-sleep-apnoea-while-patient-is-awake/


Snoring, Sleep Apnoea Can Kill

Snoring and sleep apnoea are responsible for cases of sudden cardiac death and heart attacks. Other complications of sleep apnoea and snoring are headaches, fatigue, memory deficiency, foul mood, poor concentration and poor attention.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/snoring-sleep-apnoea-can-kill

Source URL:  http://asianjournal.com/lifestyle/snoring-sleep-apnoea-can-kill/#sthash.Ho9uWp4d.dpuf


Sleep Apnoea Symptoms and Treatment Options for Women

Sleep apnoea when left untreated will cause severe problems. 45% percent of women with sleep apnoea develop mild cognitive impairment while only 31% of women who slept normally developed the problem.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/sleep-apnoea-symptoms-and-treatment-options-women

Source URL: http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2013/10/sleep-apnoea-symptoms-and-treatment.html#sthash.V7ajIwFk.dpuf


Sleep Linked to Chronic Diseases

A study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has associated sleep with chronic diseases which include heart disease, diabetes, obesity and anxiety. Sleep health should be monitored alongside mental health and body weight.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/sleep-linked-chronic-diseases

Source URL: http://respiratory-care-sleep-medicine.advanceweb.com/News/Daily-News-Watch/Sleep-Linked-to-Chronic-Diseases.aspx


Not Getting Enough Sleep? There’s An App for That

The availability of sleep apps ensure that people are achieving and enjoying good health. Your smartphone can now ensure that you get those extra minutes of sleep.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/not-getting-enough-sleep-there%E2%80%99s-app

Source URL: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/10/10/not-getting-enough-sleep-theres-an-app-for-that/


Sleep ‘Detoxes’ the Brain, New Research Suggests

According to a study undertaken by researchers, the brain functions differently while we are asleep to rid itself of accumulated proteins. The ability of sleep to detox the brain reduces the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/sleep-%E2%80%98detoxes%E2%80%99-brain-new-research-suggests

Source URL:  http://healthfreedoms.org/2013/10/18/sleep-detoxes-the-brain-new-research-suggests/


Sleepless Nights, Sleepy Days

Excessive snoring may be a sign and indicator of obstructive sleep apnoea. OSA goes undiagnosed and untreated with serious health implications. OSA is characterised by repeated apnoeas (paused breathing) lasting 20 to 40 seconds.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/sleepless-nights-sleepy-days

Source URL:  http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20131011/health-fitness/Sleepless-nights-sleepy-days.489877#.UmDVd1OBYaI

Losing Sleep — Higher Risk of Death for Men?

The inability to fall asleep and failure to get adequate sleep have become common problems in the world today. A study in the US in 2010 reported that men with chronic insomnia were four times more likely to die compared to men who had healthy sleep.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/losing-sleep-%E2%80%94-higher-risk-death-men

Source URL:  http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/fit-to-post-health/losing-sleep-higher-risk-death-men-063516662.html


Doctors Worry Risk of Losing Driver's Licences over Sleep Apnoea Makes Patients Hide the Condition

It is feared that the risk of losing a driving licence will make patients keep away. Sleep apnoea affects one out of four South Australian men.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/doctors-worry-risk-losing-drivers-licenses-over-sleep-apnoea-makes-patients-hide-condition

Source URL:  http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/19345640/doctors-worry-risk-of-losing-drivers-licences-over-sleep-apnoea-makes-patients-hide-the-condition/


Proper Sleep Helps Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

Studies emphasize how proper sleep is critical for the health of human beings. They indicate that adults should get 7-8 hours of sleep a night and that treatment is to be sought if a sleep problem is detected.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/proper-sleep-helps-maintain-healthy-lifestyle

Source URL:  http://www.news-medical.net/news/20131016/Proper-sleep-helps-maintain-a-healthy-lifestyle.aspx?page=2


Study: Drowsy Drivers Three Times More Likely to Have Auto Accidents

A study published recently in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine reports that people with sleep disordered breathing have a three times more likely risk of getting involved in an automobile accident.

Link to blog post: https://www.somnowell.com/blog/study-drowsy-drivers-three-times-more-likely-have-auto-accidents

Source URL:  http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1087742_study-drowsy-drivers-three-times-more-likely-to-have-auto-accidents


Sleep Better, Look Better - How to Sleep Like a Pro (Video)

A recent study has established the link between sleep deprivation and aging. According to Daniel Yarosh, MD, poor sleep quality is responsible for accelerated signs of skin aging and inability of the skin to repair itself.

Link to blog post:  https://www.somnowell.com/blog/sleep-better-look-better-how-sleep-pro-video

Source URL:  http://www.examiner.com/article/sleep-better-look-better-how-to-sleep-like-a-pro

Sleep Apps Claim to Give Users Better Rest

Many sleep apps are currently being developed. The sleep apps work by playing soothing and relaxing music as well as tracking sleep patterns to ensure that you get good quality sleep.

Link to blog post:  https://www.somnowell.com/blog/sleep-apps-claim-give-users-better-rest

Source URL:  http://www.wflx.com/story/23640852/sleep-apps-claim-to-give-users-better-rest


How Much Sleep Do I Need?

An adult should sleep for 7 to 8 hours each night. Newborn babies sleep an average 16 to 18 hours every night. Pre-school age children require 11 to 12 hours of sleep while school age children should get at least 10 hours of sleep. Teenagers need about 9 hours of sleep every night.

Link to blog post:  https://www.somnowell.com/blog/how-much-sleep-do-i-need

Source URL:  http://www.searchamelia.com/how-much-sleep-do-i-need


Night in a Sleep Lab an Awakening Experience

Sleep quality is assessed through a sleep study in the lab. A patient is wired up with electrodes to record parameters that include breathing, blood oxygen levels, brain activity, limb movements, and heart rate.

Link to blog post:  https://www.somnowell.com/blog/night-sleep-lab-awakening-experience

Source URL: http://www.theage.com.au/queensland/night-in-a-sleep-lab-an-awakening-experience-20131011-2vdac.html

Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.