November 2015

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9 techniques to help stop snoring

by CosmicPang on November 4, 2015 No comments

There are many reasons for snoring from nasal congestion due to a cold or allergies, swollen tonsils or adenoids, enlarged tongue, or nasal problems like a deviated septum or bony growth. Regardless, if you are not getting adequate, quality sleep you should see a physician. Snoring can be a precursor to the more serious obstructive sleep apnoea.

Here are some of the things that you can try before you get a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) mask, custom MAS (mandibular advancement splint) or have the NightLase laser anti-snoring treatment:

  1. Lose some weight – often 10 – 15kg is needed to see a noticeable difference
  2. Avoid alcohol – it’s a relaxant and when your throat is more relaxed you snore more
  3. Sleep at a decent time – good sleep patterns ensure that you are not overtired and less likely to snore
  4. Prepare for bed – have a good routine to wind down – don’t have too much food or drink, make sure to go to toilet, read to relax
  5. Refrain from technology before bed – the bright LEDs from phones, tablets and laptops can overstimulate the brain and prevent it from switching off
  6. Don’t sleep on your back – difficult to prevent once you are asleep but try sewing a tennis ball into the back of your pyjamas or there are vibrating devices you can buy to train yourself to sleep on your side
  7. Nasal strips or cones – can open the nasal passages to allow better breathing
  8. Off the shelf MAS – products like the Z-Quiet can help reposition the jaw sufficiently to lessen snoring
  9. Chin straps – preventing mouth breathing will help ensure negative pressure intraorally
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How Obstructive Sleep Apnea damages the brain

by CosmicPang on November 4, 2015 No comments

Researchers from UCLA are the first to provide evidence that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) contributes to a breakdown of the blood–brain barrier (BBB), which plays an important role in protecting brain tissue.

The blood–brain barrier limits harmful bacteria, infections and chemicals from reaching the brain. A compromised blood-brain barrier function is associated with significant brain damage in stroke, epilepsy, meningitis, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions.

OSA is a disorder that causes frequent interruptions in breathing during sleep because the airways narrow or become blocked. The BBB becomes more ‘leaky’ which could contribute to brain damage, or potentially enhance or accelerate the damage.

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How To Stop Snoring With New Laser Snoring Treatment

by CosmicPang on November 2, 2015 No comments

The fitness and wellness industries understand the importance of adequate, quality sleep. Snoring impacts about 40% of people leading to disturbed sleep for individuals and their partners. The NightLase anti-snoring treatment helps reduce the duration and volume of snoring without any surgery, anaesthetic, or downtime. Opening of the airways leading to better breathing, improved sleep and better health.

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Dr Pang performing NightLase treatment

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