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Sleep Apnea Linked To Migraine, Panic Disorder, Hearing And Other Things You Need To Know

Originally posted in Tech Times By Rina Marie Doctor, Tech Times | July 27, 9:54 AM

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Previous studies suggest that both depressive and anxiety disorders emerge after a diagnosis of sleep apnea had been made. However, the exact association between sleep apnea and panic disorder is not clearly established and so a group of researchers decided to investigate on their relationship. Migraines and hearing impairments are also being linked to sleep apnea in other literatures.

A group of researchers, who studied the association of panic disorder and sleep apnea obtained their data from patients diagnosed with sleep apnea from 2000-2010 through the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. The researchers found that out of 43,496 participants, 263 were stricken by panic disorder after a mean follow-up period of 3.92 years. With this, the researchers acknowledge that sleep apnea may be a risk factor for panic disorder and recommend physicians to consider the comorbid factor of panic disorder in patients with sleep apnea.

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Oravan Sleep Apnea Device Gains Traction in Sleep Industry

Originally posted in PR Rocket on July 31, 2015

With the advancement of sleep apnea treatment technology, OravanOSA has introduced its FDA cleared Mandibular Advancement Device, aimed to move the jaw forward, further opening the upper airway for easy breathing.

West Orange, NJ (PRWEB) July 31, 2015

With the recent buzz surrounding the dangers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the growing number of individuals who remain undiagnosed, treatment options for patients are becoming more prevalent than ever before. As millions of Americans continue to shy away from traditional CPAP therapy due to its overall lack of comfort and highly invasive nature, oral appliances provided by dentists are gaining extreme popularity.

Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs) move the lower jaw forward further opening the upper airway to allow for easy breathing. Of the many MADs on the market today, the Oravan device, manufactured by OravanOSA, has captured the attention of many in the sleep industry.

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The Curious Sleep Apnea and Heart Rhythm Connection

 

After surgery, a patient with sleep apnea discovered she also had atrial fibrillation, a serious irregular heart rhythm.

 

Up to half of people with atrial fibrillation may also have trouble breathing while they sleep.

Dealing with one chronic condition can be difficult; dealing with two or more amps up the challenge for your heart. That’s something all too familiar to Rhonda Marie Clare Harvey-Collens, 52, of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. She lives with rheumatoid arthritis, sleep apnea, and the abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation.

Harvey-Collens was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in 2007 while recovering from surgery for a life-threatening infection. The biologic drug she was taking for rheumatoid arthritis suppressed her immune system, and an infection took hold. This happened not once, but twice.

“When doing my vital signs, they realized something was not quite right with my pulse and discovered I had atrial fibrillation,” Harvey-Collens says.

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Better sleep may be important for Alzheimer’s risk – study

AP Saturday Jul 25, 2015

New research suggests poor sleep may increase people’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease, by spurring a brain-clogging gunk that in turn further interrupts shut-eye.

Disrupted sleep may be one of the missing pieces in explaining how a hallmark of Alzheimer’s, a sticky protein called beta-amyloid, starts its damage long before people have trouble with memory, researchers reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.

“It’s very clear that sleep disruption is an underappreciated factor,” said Dr. Matthew Walker of the University of California, Berkeley, who presented data linking amyloid levels with people’s sleep and memory performance. “It’s a new player on the scene that increases risk of Alzheimer’s disease.”

Sleep problems are treatable – and a key next question is whether improving sleep can make a difference in protecting seniors’ brains.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11484259

Enough sleep is important for good health generally ” seven to eight hours a night are recommended for adults.

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Sleep Apnea – Pipeline Review, H2 2014 – Radiant Insights, Inc J

Originally posted in Medgadget on JULY 24TH, 2015 RADIANT INSIGHTS, INC.

 

Global Markets Direct’s, ‘Sleep Apnea – Pipeline Review, H2 2014′, provides an overview of the Sleep Apnea’s therapeutic pipeline.

This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Sleep Apnea, complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, and featured news and press releases.

It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Sleep Apnea and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects.

To Get More Details @http://www.radiantinsights.com/research/sleep-apnea-pipeline-review-h2-2014

Global Markets Direct’s report features investigational drugs from across globe covering over 20 therapy areas and nearly 3,000 indications. The report is built using data and information sourced from Global Markets Direct’s proprietary databases, Company/University websites, SEC filings, investor presentations and featured press releases from company/university sites and industry-specific third party sources, put together by Global Markets Direct’s team.

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Why snoring gets worse as you age

  • By Melissa Erickson

    Originally Posted in Lenconnect on Jul. 24, 2015 at 11:37 AM

    Whether you’re wheezing, snorting or snuffling while sawing logs, your snoring is not only upsetting to your family, it could be a sign of ill health.

    And it’s probably getting worse with age.

    There are reasons why a person’s snoring becomes more disruptive as the birthdays roll by, said Dr. Ilene Rosen, a member of the board of directors for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine who is board certified in sleep, internal and pulmonary medicine.

    Cause for concern?

    About 40 percent of adult men and 24 percent of adult women are habitual snorers, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. While snoring may be a nuisance to your family, it can also point to underlying medical issues, said Rosen, who is the program director for the University of Pennsylvania Sleep Fellowship and an associate professor of clinical medicine for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

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Screens and sleep do not mix well

Originally posted in Health & Fitness  JULY 24, 2015

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Can’t Sleep? Non-Pharmaceutical Options for Treating Insomnia During Recovery

Originally posted by on April 1, 2015 in ,
You’re in recovery and feeling good that you have made it through detox and the first few weeks of a treatment program. You look forward to feeling better and returning to a stable routine. But you find yourself getting anxious because you haven’t been sleeping as well as you’d like. You may be having a hard time getting to sleep, or you may wake up during the night and find yourself unable to fall back to sleep. So you certainly don’t feel refreshed when the morning alarm goes off.

What is going on?

…almost 75 percent of recovering alcoholics reported sleep problems immediately following detox.-RITA MILIOS

According to a study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), almost 75 percent of recovering alcoholics reported sleep problems immediately following detox. Often, the insomnia symptoms lasted about five weeks.

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