Weekly blog summary (10/01/2014 to 17/1/2013)
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
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.
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
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
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.
Source URL: http://www.lifehacker.co.in/five-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-heart-health/articleshow/23194711.cms
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Source URL: http://consumer.einnews.com/247pr/364942
According to a recent study, using intravenous (IV) acetaminophen with narcotics provides more effective pain relief to children having tonsillectomies to treat breathing problems.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
The Somnowell mandibular advancement appliance is also recommended by:
- Sleep Centres
- ENT Surgeons, Sleep Physicians, Respiratory, Physicians
- Orthodontists, Dentists
- General Medical Practitioners