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  1. NiteWatch Home Sleep Testing services for Sleep Apnea.
  2. Ampakine CX1739 compound improves Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  3. A new treatment for Sleep Apnea - the Apnex Implant
  4. Official! Sleep Apnea Didgeridoo Therapy

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  1. Why so many people with Sleep Apnea these days?

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  1. NiteWatch Home Sleep Testing services for Sleep Apnea.
  2. This new device - NiteWatch - is the alternative of a sleep study, but this time is in your home! Now you don't have to wait for an appointment to go to the sleep center. You can call the sleep center to come to you anytime. The device records your pulse oximetry, your breathing effort, and the ECG Data.

  3. Ampakine CX1739 compound improves Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  4. Cortex Ampakine CX1739 is a new drug tested by Cortex Pharmaceuticals California, a neuroscience company focused on novel drug therapies for treating neurological diseases and sleep apnea.

    Cortex invented the Ampakine compounds, which act to increase the strenght of signals at connections between brain cells. The loss of these connections is thought to be responsible for memory and behavior problems in Alzheimer’s disease.

    The Cortex company published their results from an exploratory clinical study with its AMPAKINE compound, CX1739 in subjects with sleep apnea. The results are very encouraging, and I invite you to read their study results here.

  5. A new treatment for Sleep Apnea - the Apnex Implant
  6. Ok, the good news is that technology can help us to treat sleep apnea in different ways. For example, a research team, headed by Eric Kezirian, M.D, invented a device known as Apnex, that can improve sleep apnea. This device works like a tongue pacemaker, which is placed inside your body and is turned on during sleep.

    So, if you can't tolerate your CPAP, the Apnex device can be an alternative.

    To understand more, you can see the video here.

  7. Official! Sleep Apnea Didgeridoo Therapy
  8. You probably know that in 2006 there was a study about the effects of regular didgeridoo playing and sleep apnea syndrome. British Medical Journal published their study on this page.

    Now, there is a new dedicated therapy with modern didgeridoo instruments specifically designed for sleep apnea patients!

    The didgeridoo therapy for sleep apnea was also included in "The Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies" published in Nov. 2010.

    I just want to mention that I don't personally believe that didgeridoo therapy will help severe sleep apnea patients... Severe sleep apnea can be more complicated, because you may have other side effects from sleep apnea that can endanger your life. So, you might ask your doctor about the didgeridoo therapy.

    Remember! Didgeridoo Therapy for Sleep Apnea helps only the patients with obstructive sleep apnea, but not central apnea patients.

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  1. Why so many people with Sleep Apnea these days?
  2. The shame of it is that so many people down through history died early deaths or led miserable lives because no one had yet figured out that the third of your life you spend sleeping was vital to good health.

    If someone feels bad, there is probably at least one chance in three that part of the problem involves sleep. And since you don't eat, drink, or exercise during sleep; mostly all you do is breathe when you're asleep. So if fixing the breathing fixes the sleep, that can fix someone's whole life. And lives are worth fixing.

    Some people on the planet need glasses. Some need hearing-aids. Some need canes. Some need vitamins. Some need long-term drug therapy. Some need surgery. Perhaps the majority on the planet who need those simple things don't get them because of poverty or other circumstances. If we found a way to get those things to all the people who needed them, there would be a spike in the production of them.

    Similarly, it has only recently been discovered that a lot of people feel better and are healthier when their breathing at night is improved. No one goes on PAP therapy for the fun of it--it is to get benefit. The fact that a lot of people are starting to benefit is a good thing, not a suspicious thing. At least, not to me.

    So, why there are so many people with a diagnosis of Sleep Apnea these days?

    The answer is "the modern diet". The vast majority of obstructive sleep apnea cases are caused by an underdeveloped jaw which results in a narrow airway. The jaw may be narrow side-to-side or front-to-back. When the muscles in the tongue and soft palate relax during sleep, the narrow airway is blocked.

    Symptoms of an underdeveloped jaw are crowded teeth possibly corrected by braces and extractions; wisdom teeth which had to be extracted; recessed chin; and a tongue which is scalloped on the sides where it is jammed against the teeth.

    Why do we have underdeveloped jaws? It is the modern diet. In the old days, many foods required a lot of chewing in order to consume enough calories. During the developing years, the chewing put stress on the jaw skeleton which caused it to grow wide and deep. Today, with minimal chewing during the developing years, the jaw is left undersized.

    Gaining weight, especially while eating well and exercising regularly, is often the result of untreated sleep apnea. It has been commonly believed that weight gain causes sleep apnea. I believe underdeveloped jaws cause sleep apnea and the damage to sleep and the hormone system causes weight gain. The weight gain can cause the apnea to worsen and worse apnea causes more weight gain - the so-called deadly circle. To add to the problem, today have constant access to plenty of calorie-dense foods.

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Pearls from the Forums

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  1. A mother's loss... You can learn from this.

    Beware the symptoms of sleep apnea...

  2. Paul succeeded to treat sleep apnea losing weight.

    Overweight people and sleep apnea

  3. Which CPAP mask is good for a mouth breather?

    CPAP mask for mouth breather

  4. What can you do if you have a cold and nose congestion and use CPAP nasal pillows?

    Cold and congestion with the CPAP

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Remy Thierry



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