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New Device to Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea

... Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. It is a potentially life-threatening condition associated with strokes, heart attacks and high blood pressure and therefore requires medical attention. The interruptions in breathing occur when the muscles in the soft pal...

Efforts on to Tackle Health Problems Faced by US Truck Drivers

...ng typically lasts 10 to 20 seconds or more. These pauses can occur 20 to 30 times or more an hour. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. That means you are unable to get enough air through your mouth and nose into your lungs. When that happens, the amount of oxygen in your blood may drop. Un...

Sleep Well, Have a Healthy Heart !

...This airflow keeps the airway open, preventing the pauses in breathing that characterize sleep apnea and restoring normal oxygen levels. Dennis H. Nicholson, MD, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in Pomona, Calif., says that more public education needs...

Snoring Could Be Deadly If Left Untreated

...otentially life threatening because the repetitive pauses in breathing could lead to the airway collapsing. These pauses can last 10 seconds or longer during sleep. Partners of snorers have often said that the sleep apnea...

Connections Program Offers Hope to Children With Asperger's Disorder

...ray of facial expressions. A Connections counselor pauses the movie at critical points and asks the children to explain what the character is feeling, how they know what the character is feeling and how that character might be feeling physically. The idea is to teach the appropriate social skill, provide ...

Tuning to Raga Maybe Beneficial for the Heart

... influences a person's relaxation and that musical pauses modulate heart rhythms (in a good way)". The study was published in BMJ journal Heart. For the study, a variety of musical genres were used, from techno to raga to classical. Researchers found that music with faster tempos resulted in increased v...

Common Sleep Disorder Hinders School Performance

...oblems include: snoring, restlessness, gasping and pauses in breathing.” “Pauses in breathing (sometimes called sleep apnea, but today referred to as ‘sleep disordered breathing’) cause a reduction of oxygen in the bloodstream,” she said. “Over 90 percent of children who snore are at risk for sleep diso...

Sleep Apnea Doubles Stroke Risk In Elderly

...ally look for the presence of repetitive breathing pauses in our patients and relatives." The findings of the study are to be published in the medical journal Stroke. Dr. Thomas M. Hemmen, an assistant clinical professor of neurology at the University of California, acknowledged that treating sleep apne...

Positive Airway Pressure the Treatment for Sleep Apnea

...ers a patient's nose during sleep. This prevents pauses in breathing and restores oxygen levels. It also improves self-reported daytime sleepiness in patients with sleep apnea and may improve their quality of life. After the treatment patients express dramatic improvements in the sleep pattern. They ar...

Reversibility of symptoms of depression using CPAP in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

...50 times an hour during sleep, causing snoring and pauses in breathing that last as long as 60 seconds. The problem is twice as common in men, and it afflicts more than 12 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. Sleep apnea is usually treated by wearing a mask or using a specially...

Sleep Disorder,The Likely Cause Of Most Road Accidents

...pnea is a serious sleep disorder in which a person pauses in breathing during sleep for 10 seconds or longer and then resumes breathing. It results in excessive daytime sleepiness. Researchers conducted research to come up with a test to identify drivers who suffer from severe sleep apnea. In order to crea...

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