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Dental Appliance May Offer Relief For Sleep Apnea Sufferers

Some dentists are recommending a dental appliance similar to a mouth-guard as an alternative to traditional treatment methods for obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea affects between 12 and 18 million Americans on a nightly basis, and many use a CPAP, or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, machine to assist in regulating their breathing while they sleep.  […]

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New Advances in Technology Lead to Affordable, Accurate Sleep Apnea Detection

A new test using an electronic nose to detect sleep apnea was able to diagnose the disorder correctly 93% of the time. Compared to traditional, costly methods, the new electronic nose, which monitors the breathing of an individual, can accurately diagnose the disorder. Normally, a patient would undergo a one-night study in a hospital or […]

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Bullying in The Workplace May Lead to Sleep Troubles at Home

Sleep disorders are a particularly costly problem in the workplace, costing developed countries millions of dollars a year in lost revenue due to mistakes and inefficiency.  Researchers believe that workplace bullying is one contributing factor to this problem. A study of over 7,000 adult workers from south-east France showed that not only was workplace bullying […]

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