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How can you fall asleep while driving? What is REM sleep? What is Sleep Deprived? What is REM flood? How do you treat it? It’s so scary when this happens! You’re driving down the interstate at 75mph or you’re in heavy traffic. And almost...

Rem Flood and it’s relationship to sleep deprivation

How can you fall asleep while driving? What is REM sleep? What is Sleep Deprived? What is REM flood? How do you treat it? It’s so scary when this happens! You’re driving down the interstate at 75mph or you’re in heavy traffic. And almost...

Friedman M, Hamilton C, Samuelson CG, Kelley K, Pearson-Chauhan K, Taylor D, Taylor R, Maley A, Hirsch MA. Source Advanced Center for Specialty Care, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Abstract Objective. To share our experiences treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) with titratable thermoplastic (TPD) and custom-made...

COMPLIANCE AND EFFICACY OF TITRATABLE THERMOPLASTIC VERSUS CUSTOM MANDIBULAR ADVANCEMENT DEVICES

Friedman M, Hamilton C, Samuelson CG, Kelley K, Pearson-Chauhan K, Taylor D, Taylor R, Maley A, Hirsch MA. Source Advanced Center for Specialty Care, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Abstract Objective. To share our experiences treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) with titratable thermoplastic (TPD) and custom-made...

A bacterial enzyme may be a future candidate in smoking cessation, according to a new study led by researchers at The Scripps Institute. Findings from the study are published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Current smoking cessation aids have proven to...

Bacteria may be key to non smoking compliance

A bacterial enzyme may be a future candidate in smoking cessation, according to a new study led by researchers at The Scripps Institute. Findings from the study are published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Current smoking cessation aids have proven to...

H. Ball DDS, D. Klauer DDS, D. Rawson DDS, L. Priemer DDS, T. Soileau DDS, S. Lamberg DDS, T. Morgan DMD, S. Carstensen DDS, D. Marangos DDS, E. Elliot DDS, J. Viviano DDS, K. Thornton DDS, D. Tache DDS   The newly formed LinkedIn...

Consensus on Vertical for Oral Appliance Therapy

H. Ball DDS, D. Klauer DDS, D. Rawson DDS, L. Priemer DDS, T. Soileau DDS, S. Lamberg DDS, T. Morgan DMD, S. Carstensen DDS, D. Marangos DDS, E. Elliot DDS, J. Viviano DDS, K. Thornton DDS, D. Tache DDS   The newly formed LinkedIn...

The Battle for Oral Appliance Legitimacy

If you’re living in a fox hole, CPAP is highly inconvenient. Army physicians took this simple truth and turned it into a study that has buoyed the case for adjustable oral appliances.   CPAP compliance can be challenging under ideal conditions. Add the dust,...

The Battle for Oral Appliance Legitimacy

If you’re living in a fox hole, CPAP is highly inconvenient. Army physicians took this simple truth and turned it into a study that has buoyed the case for adjustable oral appliances.   CPAP compliance can be challenging under ideal conditions. Add the dust,...

ApneaRX low cost predictor device case report

A 49 year old adult male has been diagnosed with mild to moderate OSA. The patient was given several therapeutic options including positive pressure therapy and also oral appliance therapy. The patient was leaning towards the oral appliance however primary concerns were perceived gag...

ApneaRX low cost predictor device case report

A 49 year old adult male has been diagnosed with mild to moderate OSA. The patient was given several therapeutic options including positive pressure therapy and also oral appliance therapy. The patient was leaning towards the oral appliance however primary concerns were perceived gag...

USE OF OTC PHARMACEUTICALS BY SHIFT WORKERS NEEDS MORE RESEARCH

Shift workers use over-the-counter and prescription drugs to stay awake or fall asleep, but researchers say the evidence behind those practices is weak.   Commenting on the study titled “Pharmacological interventions for sleepiness and sleep disturbances caused by shift work“, Dr. David Neubauer, associate...

USE OF OTC PHARMACEUTICALS BY SHIFT WORKERS NEEDS MORE RESEARCH

Shift workers use over-the-counter and prescription drugs to stay awake or fall asleep, but researchers say the evidence behind those practices is weak.   Commenting on the study titled “Pharmacological interventions for sleepiness and sleep disturbances caused by shift work“, Dr. David Neubauer, associate...

HOW TO SCIENTIFICALLY MEASURE THE COST OF MISSING A NIGHTS SLEEP

Scientists have added up the cost of losing a nights sleep. By measuring the actual number of calories the body expends to fuel an all-nighter versus a good night’s sleep, researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder calculate that a full night of...

HOW TO SCIENTIFICALLY MEASURE THE COST OF MISSING A NIGHTS SLEEP

Scientists have added up the cost of losing a nights sleep. By measuring the actual number of calories the body expends to fuel an all-nighter versus a good night’s sleep, researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder calculate that a full night of...

Sleep apnea weaved its way into the national consciousness back in 2004 when legendary NFL lineman Reggie White died in his sleep at the age of 43. The NFL-apnea connection appeared yet again in a late October 2011 article in Sports Illustrated that documented...

NFL’S #1 DRAFT PICK CLAIMS SLEEP APNEA SLOWED HIM DOWN

Sleep apnea weaved its way into the national consciousness back in 2004 when legendary NFL lineman Reggie White died in his sleep at the age of 43. The NFL-apnea connection appeared yet again in a late October 2011 article in Sports Illustrated that documented...

CHANGE IN EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCALE AFTER SURGICAL TREATMENT OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA.

Yaremchuk K, Tacia B, Peterson E, Roth T. Source Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. kyaremc1@hfhs.org. Abstract OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate the effect of surgical intervention for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on patients’ level of excessive daytime sleepiness as determined by the...

CHANGE IN EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCALE AFTER SURGICAL TREATMENT OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA.

Yaremchuk K, Tacia B, Peterson E, Roth T. Source Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. kyaremc1@hfhs.org. Abstract OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate the effect of surgical intervention for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on patients’ level of excessive daytime sleepiness as determined by the...