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Generally, an adult individual requires 6 to 8 hours of repose. Saw wood Apnea is the disorder of sleep in which a mortal physically is unable to sleep continuously for the sufficient nonetheless. This helps all his body functions to carry out appropriately. If a person is unable to sleep for required rhythm period then his body performs abnormally and gives upland to various health complications.

Sleep Apnea Treatments:

Other sleep apnea treatment is the use of the psychotherapy Oral Appliance Therapy. You demand use this device half an hour in the future the sleep. Medications that redress the oxygen supply in the body by contracting the breathing muscles or some blood straits medication are also noted to be effective against snore apnea. The most capable treatment of the sleep apnea is to improve the oxygen fill in the body. Sleeping on one side in lieu of of back is useful in treating the sleep Apnea. It includes the use of the artifice that shifts the lower jaw forward and opens up the airways.

If you are smoking a lot, then affected smoking. Habitually exercise routine is to be noted as telling treatment of sleep apnea. Surgery is the terminal solution for the sleep apnea. Within 2 months you can regard improvement in your condition. Use of nasal sprays or allergy medicine are well-known to be effective in keeping you nasal hole clear, thus regulating the air course and avoiding the occurrence of sleep apnea. It includes removing, shrinking, or stiffening leftovers tissue in the mouth and throat or resetting the farther down jaw.

So, this is an overview of drop apnea that will help you to overcome sleep apnea and get privately your health back on track. Hi I am Dr.Tick Smith. I work as an Editorial Manager of blogsite HealthInfoResource.blogspot.com I am lay down visitors with complete information on Health Problems, Medicines, Wholesomeness Tips, Natural Remedies General Health, Tips reciprocal to Diet & Fitness and News in the Pharmaceutical sector.

Sleep Apnea Causes:

Doze Apnea is basically caused due to the strange breathing mechanism of the body. Asthma disturbs the oxygen furnish to the body that ultimately causes the zizz apnea problem. Excessive intake of grub causes sleep apnea in some cases. As the oxygen becomes narrow in the body your sleep breaks or you are unfit to sleep well. Every once in a while, you breathe and sometimes it stops. Sinusitis also causes repose apnea.

Sleep Apnea is the categorized into three types:

1. Obstructive Beauty sleep Apnea: This occurs due to the relaxation of the throat and not say a word muscles that disrupts the proper oxygen give.

2. Central Sleep Apnea: When the brain fails to send the fit signals to the muscles that control the breathing convert, the person suffers with the central sleep apnea.

3. Complex Saw wood Apnea: This one is the most serious type of Apnea as it is caused due to the cartel of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Complex catch forty winks apnea may result into serious health hazards on your vigorousness.

Sleep Apnea Symptoms:

1. Obstacle in the breathing is the preliminary symptom of sleep apnea.

2. Snoring during doze is the sign that you may suffer with sleep apnea in next 6 months.

3. Morning headaches and notorious to be most commonly occurring symptoms of sleep Apnea.

4. Hypersomnolence 5. Irritability and getting irritated instantly

6. Depression is noted in rare cases of drowse apnea.

7. Mood swings


Millions of men who suffer from sleep apnea may sacrifice a good night’s sleep because they don’t know where to get treatment, don’t realize relief is available, or are too embarrassed to get help. However, comfort may be as close as their local plastic surgeon’s office. Plastic surgeons at the forefront of identifying and treating sleep apnea will discuss the latest surgical advances today at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS) Plastic Surgery 2007 conference in Baltimore.

“Men over the age of 40 are the most common sufferers of sleep apnea due to their heavier build and shorter necks; however, women, children and overweight people are not immune,” said Stephen Schendel, MD, ASPS Member Surgeon and lecture presenter. “Many men are extremely embarrassed to get help for sleep apnea even though it can lead to serious health issues.”

Sleep apnea is a temporary inability to breathe during sleep, which can occur dozens; sometimes hundreds of times per night. Although someone may not be aware they have the condition, it can significantly disrupt their quality of sleep. According to the National Institutes of Health, sleep apnea is as common as adult diabetes and affects more than 12 million Americans.

“Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure and other heart disease, memory problems, mood swings, impotency and headaches,” said Andrew Wexler, MD, ASMS president. “The condition can also lead to serious work injuries and car accidents because sufferers are drowsy and fall asleep.”

Sleep apnea can occur when soft tissues of the nose and mouth relax — which may restrict air flow. Plastic surgeons open the airway by removing excess tissue in the nose. The tongue is also shortened and pulled forward preventing it from slipping into the throat while sleeping. The disorder is also seen in patients with less pronounced facial features, such as a small chin, because they often have smaller airways. Plastic surgeons move the upper and lower jaws forward, creating a larger airway for these patients. Being overweight can also restrict the airway; however, the best treatment for these patients is weight loss.

Non-surgical options may not be as effective or as long-term as surgery. The most common non-surgical treatment is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, which some equate to sleeping with a scuba mask on, can often fall off during the night and forces the user to sleep on his back. Radiotherapy is another option that has moderate success; however, it may be only appropriate for people with minor conditions and requires multiple treatments.

“Treating sleep apnea is one of the less talked about ways plastic surgeons are helping to restore health and proper function to patients,” said Richard D’Amico, MD, ASPS president. “After all, quality sleep is an integral part of how we function properly.”

While weary, overextended Americans are turning to %26quot;quick fixes%26quot; like caffeine and performance-enhancing supplements, which claim to improve everything from their daily workout to their sex lives, they are losing sight of what experts say is essential to improved performance: a good night’s sleep.

According to the 2008 Better Sleep Month (BSM) national survey, sponsored by the Better Sleep Council (BSC), those respondents getting nine hours of sleep or more are more likely to engage in higher-intensity workouts, including biking, running and/or weight lifting. Yet an alarming seven in 10 (70 percent) report that they are not getting the recommended amount of sleep needed each night (7 1/2 hours or more) to perform at their best each day.

“Sleep deprivation impacts us physically, which can negatively affect our coordination, agility, mood and energy,” says Dr. Bert Jacobson, professor and head of the School of Educational Studies at Oklahoma State University (OSU) and the lead author of the new study Grouped Comparisons of Sleep Quality for New and Personal Bedding Systems. “Research shows that sleeping better and longer leads to improvements in athletic performance, including faster sprint time, better endurance, lower heart rate, and even improved mood and higher levels of energy during a workout.”

One out of three survey respondents agrees, stating that the best thing about getting a good night’s sleep is improved physical performance. However, the BSC explains that better sleep and/or improved physical performance is not just a result of getting one extra hour of sleep a night. “Getting a better night’s sleep is about making a larger investment in sleep overall, including taking a closer look at your sleep surface and surroundings. Improving sleep quality is just as important as quantity,” adds Dr. Jacobson.

A New Mattress Does a Body Good

The survey also reveals that respondents who report getting seven to eight hours of sleep each night (7.5 hours is optimal) are more likely to be sleeping on a newer mattress (one to four years old). Additionally, findings reveal that those sleeping on a newer mattress are significantly more likely to engage in physical activities than those who sleep on older mattresses:

Type of Physical Activity – Newer Mattress (one – four years old) – Older Mattress (eight -10 years old)

Running – 59% – 6%
Weights – 54% – 8%
Aerobics – 57% – 9%

The same survey found that 81 percent of Americans report waking up with back, neck or shoulder pain in the past year, with nearly half (46 percent) of respondents reporting that they frequently (at least a few times a month) wake up with these types of pain that limit their physical performance.

There’s good news, however, for the majority of people suffering with limited mobility due to back and neck pain. According to Dr. Jacobson’s study, published in the Journal of Applied Ergonomics, sleeping on a new mattress can significantly improve sleep quality during the night and reduce physical pain during the day. In fact, when sleeping on new bedding systems, study respondents on average reported significant improvements in:

* lower back pain (62.8 percent),

* shoulder pain (62.4 percent),

* back stiffness (58.4 percent),

* sleep quality (64.4 percent), and

* sleep comfort (69.6 percent).

“Like your favorite pair of athletic shoes, your mattress can still feel comfortable long after it has lost its ability to provide your body with the comfort and support it needs,” said Karin Dillner, BSC spokesperson. “And just as we need the proper equipment to get the best workout, we also need the proper equipment to get the best night’s sleep — most importantly, a quality mattress.”

NovaDel Pharma, Inc. has received approval from the FDA for the insomnia treatment drug containing the active ingredient found in Ambien. The drug Zolpimist, is delivered as a mouth spray, and is approved for insomnia treatment short-term. The drug contains Zolpidem, found in Ambien, one of the most popular drugs on the market used for the treatment of insomnia.

Steven B. Ratoff, Chairman of the Board and Interim CEO of NovaDel, says, “We believe the FDA’s approval of Zolpimist provides patients with an important treatment option for insomnia, as Zolpimist provides rapid absorption from the oral mucosa. This achievement is another major milestone for NovaDel as it further validates our ability to develop innovative drugs based on the NovaMist technology. We are actively seeking a partner to commercialize this innovative product and believe that this approval should enhance those efforts.” Zolpidem is the second drug developed by the company as a mouth spray.

The drug is approved for use in those who has difficulty falling asleep, and should be taken immediately before going to bed.

Warnings about the insomnia treatment spray include avoidance of driving or operating heavy machinery the morning after using the insomnia spray. The company also warns of the possibility of sleepwalking, the same warning that comes with the oral drug Ambien. Other warnings include drug dependence, dizziness and headache.

Criteria for insomnia include difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep. The mouth spray developed by the company is designed for rapid absorption when compared to conventional pills that are taken by mouth. Studies also show that drugs sprayed into the mouth are easier metabolized by the liver, as they are is eliminated from the body.

Other drugs for the treatment of angina, nausea, central nervous system disorders and migraine headache are also available as oral sprays. The company says using mouth sprays for drug delivery improves patient adherence and the inconvenience of swallowing a pill. Zolpimist for insomnia treatment is the newest addition.

The new mouth spray to treat insomnia is the latest addition to a multi-million dollar market for the treatment of insomnia. Sales of drugs for insomnia treatment are estimated to reach $3.8 billion by 2011.

Patients who experience a range of ear, nose, and throat-related health problems exhibited a greater prevalence of depression than is observed in the general population, says new research presented at the 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting %26amp; OTO EXPO in Chicago, IL.

In any given one-year period, approximately 9.5 percent of the population, or about 18.8 million American adults suffer from a depressive illness. The new study, which analyzed the health of 12,516 distinct otolaryngology patients, found that 30 percent of these patients either had been diagnosed with depressive illness or took antidepressants.

The study further broke down different otolaryngologic diagnoses to determine which conditions had the highest co-morbidity with depression.

Researchers found that patients diagnosed with sleep apnea had the highest levels of depression and use of antidepressant medications (21 percent and 46 percent).

Findings from this study could help clinicians diagnose and treat co-morbid depressive and otolaryngolic symptoms in patients.

Medicare Coverage Of Sleep Apnea

CMS last month announced aproposal to allow Medicare coverage of a sleep apnea treatment forbeneficiaries diagnosed with home tests, the AP/ArizonaDaily Star reports.

Currently, Medicare covers a sleep apnea treatment called CPAP, orcontinuous positive airway pressure, but only for beneficiariesdiagnosed with tests performed in sleep laboratories. Such tests costabout $1,500, compared with about $500 for home tests for sleepapnea.

Under the proposal, which likely will become final inMarch after a public comment period, Medicare beneficiaries couldobtain home tests for sleep apnea from any physician, not only sleepspecialists. According to the Daily Star, the “controversial”proposal could prove “far-reaching,” as more than half ofthe estimated 18 million U.S. residents with sleep apnea remainundiagnosed.

Terence Davidson of the Universityof California-San Diego, a supporter of home tests for sleepapnea, said, “It’s been awkward and inconvenient andexpensive to get a sleep test, and now that should be improved”(AP/Arizona Daily Star, 1/8).

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