Improved Behavior in Children with Sleep Apnea

Children with sleep apnea  who had had Adenotonsilloctomy had a noticeable improvement in behavior, quality of life alongside other symptoms – compared to other kids treated with “watchful waiting” and supportive care.  A new study was conducted  on 464 kids from 2007-2011 in different study groups at seven different sleep study centers ; nearly half the kids were obese or overweight .

For more details read http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1215881

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Sleep Apnea Explained

Dr Popper explains causes associated with  and treatments for obstructive sleep apnea:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-FDF4G3XzQ&list=PLA69012F88AC0F01F

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Parasomnias – Symptoms and Risk Factors

Parasomnias include various symptoms that could happen while you’re asleep or upon waking up.  You would not be aware of any of the behaviors, symptoms, emotions that it entails.  Sleeping well through the night would be a great challenge.

Symptoms include sleep paralysis, night terror, sleepwalking, bedwetting amongst many others.  Children would have some of the symptoms related to parasomnia.

For more details read http://www.sleepeducation.com/sleep-disorders/parasomnias/overview-and-facts

 

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Asthma Linked to Sleep Apnea

For every five years that a person has asthma the risk of developing sleep apnea raises by 10 % – according to a research conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin .  The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health .  About 773 participants were studied and followed up for eight years after joining the study group in 1988. The age of the participants were between 30-60 years of age.

“Cross-sectional studies have shown that OSA is more common among those with asthma, but those studies weren’t designed to address the direction of the relationship.”

However these results would not be considered conclusive in establishing “causality” between asthma and sleep apnea because of the size of the group.

For more details read  http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-05-potential-apnea-asthma.html

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Sleep Apnea : How Is It Diagnosed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7KcE86GVuw&feature=em-subs_digest

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Pediatric Sleep Disorders Diagnosis

Dr Catherine McGregor explains how sleep apnea is manifested in children.  A lot of children diagnosed with ADD or ADHD are showing signs that they are not sleeping adequately.  Because of the ADD or ADHD medication these children have become wired up and need to be sedated.  Surgery could be an option or an orthodontic intervention.

Dr McGregor discusses the conditions children have and solutions of the complications they’re having. Watch her interview with SleepBetter Tv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2mDyssaHKM&feature=em-uploademail-new

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The Treatment of Sleep Apnea by a Dentist

Dr Mark Laska, of Mid Wilshire Dental Care in Los Angeles, explains how dentists diagnose and treat sleep apnea.  SleepBetter.tv interviews Dr Laska about sleep disorders and treatment of sleep apnea.  Watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMtNvGQDVc8&list=UU8AczokDXpE3F09NLoXgB7g&index=1&feature=plcp

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Sleep Disorders Affect 93% of Indians !

According to the survey of the Philips Electronics India Limited on Sleep conducted by The Nielsen Company, 93% Indians are sleep-deprived. They get less than the 8 hours of sleep they need every day. The survey covered 25 cities with 5600 participants between the ages of 35-65.

According to Dr Pramod Jhawar people are not aware of their sleep problems – that their brain is awake and that they cannot sleep. The symptoms include frequent urination at night, mood swings , inability to concentrate….read more http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/MP-IND-93-indians-suffer-from-sleep-disorder-3970902-NOR.html

 

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Sleep Apnea and Cardiac Injury

 
A recent study of 136 patients who had an  acute myocardial infarction (MI) suffered less severe cardiac injury because of a potentially complex relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and coronary artery disease.

Our study demonstrates that patients with sleep apnea have less severe cardiac injury during an acute non-fatal MI when compared to patients without sleep apnea. This may suggest a cardioprotective role of sleep apnea during acute MI via ischemic preconditioning,” the authors write. “This study highlights the potentially complex relationship between OSA and coronary artery disease.”

During this study , see http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11325-012-0770-7 the link between obstructive sleep apnea and Troponine-T levels were assessed. 35%  of the patients had sleep apnea and 77% had sleep disorders.

For full details go to http://www.doctorslounge.com/index.php/news/pb/33107 and for more go to http://www.iredellmemorial.org/Main/HealthNews/1214.aspx

To learn more about Heart Attacks go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001246/

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8 Hours of Sleep is Best for Health

Seven young, healthy and lean adults participated in a study at the University of Chicago Medicine ( see article http://annals.org/issue.aspx) for the duration of 8 days.  They slept for 8.5 hours the first four nights and 4 hours for the next four nights.  The participants were given an intravenous glucose tolerance test.  It was discovered that the body’s total insulin response decreased by 16% and the insulin sensitivity of  fat cells decreased by 30 %, after sleeping for less hours or 4 hours per night .

“Body fat, also known as adipose tissue, stores and releases energy. In storage mode, fat cells remove fatty acids and lipids from the circulation where they can damage other tissues. When fat cells cannot respond effectively to insulin, these lipids leach out into the circulation leading to serious complications,” study author Matthew Brady, Ph.D., was quoted as saying.

Read more : http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=30137

 

 

 

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