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Announcement: Sleep Apnea

September 1st, 2009

Sleep Apnea or Sleep Apnoea (depending on where you live) is a common disorder nearly as common as adult diabetes with the most common and usually most severe sleep apnea condition being known as obstructive sleep apnea or OSA for short.


It is thought that one in twenty-five middle-aged men and one in every fifty middle-aged women may have Sleep Apnea and of these less than half are likely to have been diagnosed. Sleep apnea diagnosis usually depends on other persons observations of the sufferer and the  recognition of the sleep apnea symptoms, particularly sleep apnea snoring and cessations in breathing while asleep, as most sufferers may not even be aware that they have the condition.

With the American Sleep Foundation reporting that sleep deprivation, not cancer or coronary illness, now constitutes the number one killer in the Western World, Sleep Apnea is fast becoming a major issue for western society.

There are three types of Sleep Apnea, these being.

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea where the airway collapses or becomes blocked and restricts breathing, and is the most common form of Sleep Apnea .
  • Central Sleep Apnea is the less common form of Sleep Apnea and is where the brain fails to tell the body to breath and
  • Mixed Apnea which is a combination of both Central and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Untreated Sleep Apnea can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity and diabetes. The broken sleep pattern that comes with Sleep Apnea also leads to increased tiredness and decreased awareness in waking hours, with some sufferers experiencing periods of momentary sleep events at times throughout the day.

The sleep apnea treatment method adopted will depend on the severity of the condition and the physical condition of the patient and in most cases involves the ongoing use of a CPAP or Continuous Positive Air Pressure machine,  but can also include the use of physical devices such as Mandibular Advancement Devices (or MAD’s) or in some cases sleep apnea surgery.

Sleep Apnea is normally something that develops over a period of time and as such is usually not noticed as a problem, with most people putting the symptoms down to just being part of “growing older”; this is not necessarily the case.

There are no blood or other post event tests for determining Sleep Apnea , and as such Sleep Apnea is normally diagnosed as a result of comments or complaints from sleeping partners or family who have noticed the gaps in breathing or the excessive snoring.

Sleep Apnea can be treated or managed once diagnosed. The risks to your health associated with failing to act on sleep apnea are significant and Sleep Apnea should not be taken lightly. If you have any of the symptoms or are told by your partner that you do, then you may be suffering from Sleep Apnea, take action now, get yourself assessed, it could save a life, yours.

 

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Ruby Chin Strap – Adjustable, Extra Large TMS-09ADJ-XL

April 23rd, 2013

Ruby Chin Strap – Adjustable, Extra Large TMS-09ADJ-XL

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The Puresom Ruby Adjustable Chinstrap securely closes the mouth during CPAP therapy with Velcro straps that are connected on top of the head and behind the neck Made of soft Breath-O-Prene™ material for comfort during sleep Features a Silvertech anti-bacterial lining Ruby red in color Available in two sizes: Standard Extra Large

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Contour CPAP Multi-Mask Sleep Aid Pillow

April 20th, 2013

Contour CPAP Multi-Mask Sleep Aid Pillow

  • 4-position lumbar support, folds flat for easy storage in purse, briefcase or glovebox
  • Patented hollow areas alleviate mask pressure, improve comfort and help prevent mask leaks
  • Dual cutout design accommodates the mask, allowing comfortable left or right side sleeping without compromising CPAP compliance
  • Contoured shape supports your head and neck and aligns your spine the way nature intended
  • High quality medical grade foam is cushiony, yet holds its shape to prevent edge collapse, maintaining the hollowed-out mask area

The CPAP Multi-Mask Sleep Aid Pillow is designed to provide support and comfort while reducing mask pressure, leaks and discomfort. It improves comfort and CPAP use with all styles and brands of masks.

List Price: $ 59.99

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Larry Fitzgerald Joins Other NFL Greats And Pro Player Health Alliance In The Quest To “Tackle Sleep Apnea”

April 17th, 2013

Larry Fitzgerald Joins Other NFL Greats And Pro Player Health Alliance In The Quest To “Tackle Sleep Apnea”











Larry Fitzgerlad, WR for Arizona Cardinals

Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) April 13, 2013

While the cost of healthcare is soaring, millions of Americans are snoring their way into a serious disease called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, “Insufficient sleep is now a public health epidemic with 50-70 million US adults suffering with a sleep or wakefulness disorder.” Medical and dental providers are diligently striving to “Wake America Up” to obstructive sleep apnea and the treatment that is available.

David Gergen, President and Founder of The Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) is heavily involved with legendary NFL Greats and spreading sleep apnea awareness throughout communities by taking these players to the general public on the national campaign titled “Tackling Sleep Apnea.”

The “Tackle Sleep Apnea” event held on April 18 in Phoenix, Arizona will include the likes of Arizona Cardinals superstar receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Roy Green. With Larry having close loved ones that are suffering from sleep apnea, he wants to help spread the word on the deadly disease and help the community to understand what it can do and how to get treated. Larry is hoping to find an outpouring of support from the public at the event with many people wanting to meet the players and eventually seek treatment for themselves and/or a loved one.

Come Larry Fitzgerlad and former NFL greats speak about sleep apnea at the upcoming free Pro Player Health Alliance special event. Make sure to register for this event ASAP as spots are limited. Come meet NFL players and learn about how sleep apnea is affecting you!

Event Details

Sheraton Crescent Hotel

2620 West Dunlap Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85021

Thursday, April 18, 2013

From 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (MST)

About Pro Player Health Alliance

The Pro Players Health Alliance (PPHA) is an organization dedicated to helping former NFL players, through providing testing and treatment options for those who suffer from sleep apnea. In addition, the PPHA is dedicated to integrating education and raising sleep apnea awareness, in a fun and memorable way. In addition to the campaign, the PPHA is dedicated to testing and getting people treated who suffer from sleep apnea. The PPHA was created by David Gergen, President of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and Former NFL legends.

For more on the PPHA, visit: http://www.proplayerhealthalliance.com

About David Gergen

David Gergen, CDT and President of Pro Player Health Alliance, has been a nationally respected dental lab technician for over 25 years. He received the award for “The Finest Orthodontic Technician in the Country” given by Columbus Dental in 1986. He also has been appointed chair of the dental wing of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy a national interdisciplinary academy dedicated to sleep training and education with over 60,000 members. David rolled out of bed on September 12, 1981 and had his career “ah ha” moment. He knew he was going to be an orthodontic technician and he knew he was going to help people all over the country to help treat their sleep disorders in partnership with their dentists. He has worked for some of the pioneers in the orthodontic and sleep dentistry fields. He was the personal technician for the likes of Dr. Robert Ricketts, Dr. Ronald Roth, Dr. A. Paul Serrano, Dr. Clark Jones, Dr. Harold Gelb, Dr. Joseph R. Cohen, Dr. Rodney Willey, Dr. Allan Bernstein, and Dr. Thien Pham. One of his proudest achievements is receiving The National Leadership award for Arizona Small Businessman of the Year in 2004.











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@Jecsa luxury! Hehe. Ever since I got a device for my sleep apnea my sleep is so much better. When I get it. If I get it. Hehe

April 14th, 2013

@Jecsa luxury! Hehe. Ever since I got a device for my sleep apnea my sleep is so much better. When I get it. If I get it. Hehe – by skwirl42 (Random Individual)

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Journal Watch – Clinical Conversations » Podcast Feed

April 11th, 2013


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ResMed Mirage Quattro Full Face Mask Frame System (Large)

April 8th, 2013

ResMed Mirage Quattro Full Face Mask Frame System (Large)

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Waking from Oblivion – Sleep Apnea

March 30th, 2013


Waking from Oblivion – Sleep Apnea
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ADVANCEweb – Continuing Education for Nurses

March 27th, 2013


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RT @DrDanSindelar: “The possibility for pts. w/ sleep apnea to develop malignant cerebroma is 1.47x higher than that of those without.” …

March 21st, 2013

RT @DrDanSindelar: “The possibility for pts. w/ sleep apnea to develop malignant cerebroma is 1.47x higher than that of those without.” … – by Bluesleep (BlueSleep)

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