Sleep Apnea is a disorder of breathing during
sleep. Typically it is accompanied by loud snoring. Apnea during sleep consist
of brief periods throughout the night in which breathing stops. People with
sleep apnea do not get enough oxygen during sleep. There are 2 major
types. Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea . . .
Oak Park, CA, June 8, 2009 – Dr.
SleepGood, Inc. has announced the release of the SnoreSling, a non-invasive
fabric product that could help millions of sleep apnea and snoring sufferers, as
well as their bed partners, finally get a good night’s rest.
Sleep apnea and snoring, disorders
that disturbs millions worldwide, can be debilitating: sleep interruptions
multiple times an hour, constant fatigue, embarrassing snoring, weight gain, low
libido, and depression are just some of their effects. Additionally, these
disorders can be a serious health concern for the sufferer’s bed partner. People
who share beds and sleeping areas with snorers can experience loss of sleep,
irritability, and a diminished quality of life, as well as negative relationship
Sleep apnea and excessive snoring
often are caused by the tongue falling back into the throat, thus blocking air
and forcing the sleeper to wake up and adjust his or her position. This can
occur multiple times every hour and render restful sleep impossible. If a person
can somehow close his or her mouth while sleeping, however, then the tongue
won’t fall back and sleep may not be disturbed.
The SnoreSling solves this dilemma
with an adjustable strap that wraps underneath a person’s jaw and over the head.
With its comfortable, lightweight, and breathable fabric, the SnoreSling
distributes tension evenly across the head and alleviates pressure points. As a
result, the jaw stays closed, the tongue does not fall back, airways are more
open, and sleep can occur without disturbances. It is a simple, low-cost, and
non-surgical solution to a debilitating problem.
The unique design of the SnoreSling
features three flexible adjustment points, machine-washable soft fabric, and
cutouts for the ears to comfortably accommodate almost anyone. Additionally, the
SnoreSling is snug and non-intrusive – wearers can fall asleep and not even know
they are wearing it.
The inventor of the SnoreSling,
Scott Hardy, suffered from extreme sleep apnea for most of his life. As he
battled through all of the associated conditions and symptoms, he sought every
conceivable treatment from dental appliances and humidifiers to breathing strips
and throat sprays. But after exhausting nearly every option, his disorder
Then, after having surgery in 2007
to cure his extreme sleep apnea, Scott had the insight and inspiration to create
the SnoreSling. “I just wanted to develop a simple, comfortable remedy to a
condition that almost ruined my life,” says Scott. “Sleep is not a luxury – it
is a necessity. Now with the SnoreSling, sleep apnea and snoring sufferers, as
well as their bed partners, can consistently enjoy a good night’s sleep,” he
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From The Times
Snoring can seriously damage your
Not to mention your health, explains
our resident doctor - sleep apnea can lead to heart attacks or
Snoring is the butt of many a joke,
but for millions of households across Britain it is no laughing matter. And it's
not just a problem for those who have to listen to the noise - snoring can have
profound implications for the snorer's wellbeing too, impacting on everything
from their sex lives to the odds of succumbing to an early death from heart
attack or stroke.
Even in mild cases, snoring can be
very disruptive. Recent surveys suggest that as many as 60 per cent of snorers
are regularly relegated to the spare room, with the predictable knock-on effect
for their sex lives - more than half the couples interviewed admitted to making
love less than once a month.
But it is the other extreme that has
started to concern doctors in recent years. Heavy snorers can struggle to get
their breath when they are asleep, and their oxygen levels can plummet so low
that they turn blue. The lack of oxygen triggers a survival response that wakes
them briefly to prevent suffocation - a cycle of snoring, obstruction and
wakening that can be repeated hundreds of times a night. This results in an
awful night's sleep, and predisposes the snorer to a range of health problems,
including high blood pressure and heart disease.
The classic story is someone who
snores loudly and then appears to hold his breath for anything from 15 seconds
to a minute or more, before spluttering and resuming his steady snoring. Poor
sleep patterns with multiple awakenings mean that sufferers feel sleepy
throughout the day, making them irritable, blunting their judgment and impairing
their ability to perform tasks such as driving. It is estimated that as many as
one in six lorry drivers may suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
(OSAS). The resulting fatigue renders them as much of a danger to themselves and
other road users as people who drink and drive. Full article available at
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Children's snoring may indicate a
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Does your
child snore? If so, the American Academy of Pediatrics says to pay close
The academy issued new
recommendations Monday telling pediatricians to screen all children for snoring
because it could be a sign of a serious illness. Children who snore loudly
may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Left untreated, the
disorder can lead to growth, heart and pulmonary problems.
As part of a routine examination of
patients older than age 1, the pediatricians' group urges doctors to ask whether
the child snores. If the answer is yes, doctors should refer the patient for
more tests since chronic snoring is often a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea
Tonsils and/or adenoids that are too
big usually cause the condition, said Dr. Sally Davidson Ward, a pediatrician
and member of the academy's subcommittee on the disorder.
Obesity also can result in problems.
Fat deposits around the throat can cause it to constrict, and fat in the stomach
can prevent the diaphragm from functioning properly. Some 20 percent to 40
percent of obese children suffer from the syndrome, Ward said.
Ward said 10 percent of children in
the United States snore and 2 percent have the disorder.
If a child has obstructive sleep
apnea syndrome, he or she may be getting too little oxygen and too much carbon
dioxide. The condition can lead to poor heart and lung development as well as
behavioral problems and even death if unchecked. Problems are reversible if the
disease is caught early.
If a child is found to have the
syndrome, the first course of action usually is to remove the adenoids and
tonsils, the academy said.
Ward said parents can monitor their
children's sleeping and, if they snore, ask the following
• Is the child snoring every
• Is he or she snoring
• Does the child gasp for
• Is the child
• Does the child have problems in
school, due to fatigue?
If the answers to some or most of
these questions are yes, pediatricians may use the information to evaluate the
child further and recommend more study and possibly surgery.
Scott Hardy, is founder of Dr
Sleepgood and developer of SnoreSling. He brings to this work the perspective of
a lifetime of struggling with sleeping difficulties, and the toll that can take
on a person. He spent years of research and count-less dollars until he found
freedom from his problem.
"When I think back on the endless
nights I went through, and the beauty of simply being able to dream as I do now,
I want nothing more than to share that peace with others"