Tech Avenue Ventures Corp. releases MPowRX Snoring Solution.
Two Physicians open The Snoring and Apnea Center of California
Primary snoring in children may impact cardiovascular functioning
Children's neck sizes relate to sleep-related breathing disorders
Sleep Apnea can lead to memory loss
September 30, 2008: Calgary based
Tech Avenue Ventures Corp. has concluded a pilot program for
its MPowRX anti-snoring appliance and is now making the device
available to the public. The MPowRX Snoring Solution
is a one-size-fits-all mouth piece that can be worn while
you are sleeping. The device fits between the lips and
teeth and has an aperture with a protrusion for holding the
tongue. This keeps the upper respiratory air passages
open, and helps to improve breathing and reduce snoring
while you sleep.
June 19, 2008: Two physicians just
opened The Snoring and Apnea Center of California in
Culver City, a suburb of Los Angeles. The physicians are
sleep specialists and are taking a minimally invasive
approach to helping people correct their sleeping and
breathing disorders, including performing pillar procedure.
June 12, 2008: A warning to
parents with children who snore: According to a recent study at the University of Melbourne and
Monash University, primary snoring in children may affect
cardiovascular functioning equivalent to that of moderate
obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Monitoring the heart rate and
heart rate variability while the children slept, the
researchers discovered the heart rate was much lower in
children with primary snoring than those in the control
group. Whereas primary snoring had previously been viewed as
benign, new evidence suggests that "it can impact cognition, behavior,
and academic performance."
June 11, 2008: A University of
Virginia study has found that the larger a child's neck
size, the greater risk the child will develop a
sleep-related breathing disorder. Looking at 215 children
whose ages ranged from 18 months old to 18 years old,
researchers discovered that of these children, 37.3% were
obese and suffered an increased frequency of snoring. There
was a larger correlation between apena-hypopnea index (an
indicator of the severity of the breathing disorder) and
neck size than between AHI and body-mass index, tonsil size,
or weight. The researchers concluded that neck size
should be included in the clinical evaluation of children
with sleep-related breathing disorders.
June 11, 2008: A UCLA study has found that sleep apnea can lead to brain tissue loss in the area of the brain that stores memory. The brain damage may be caused by the drops in oxygen level caused by the disruption in breathing during the night. Persistent memory loss even after treatment for sleep apnea suggests long term brain damage. Physicians are experimenting with B1 supplements as a possible treatment for this memory loss. B1 is currently the method used to help alcoholic patients with memory loss.