Journal of

Sleep Disorders and ManagementISSN: 2572-4053


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510045

Results of Anterior Palatoplasty to Treat Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Natalia Gallino, Federico Herranz, Micaela Redivo, Santiago Marinelli and Carlos Santiago Ruggeri

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: 2024/04/26

Patients with a body mass index greater than 30 and those who did not have a postoperative evaluation at 6 months using polysomnography or a questionnaire to assess snoring improvement were not included. The following data were prospectively collected: Age, sex, results of rhinofibrolaryngoscopy (RNF) with Müller maneuver in sitting position (March 2017 to October 2018) or sleep endoscopy (SE), along with the results of the nocturnal polysomnography....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510044

Effectiveness of Bongo Device for PTSD Related Nightmares Associated with Dream Enactment in REM Predominant OSA

Gandotra K, MD, Zi Yu Liu, MD, El Ghoul R, MD and Strohl KP, MD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2024/04/17

We present a case of a patient with post traumatic stress disorder related nightmares with REM predominant obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who was treated with nasal expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) device. EPAP therapy was successful in reducing his nightmares associated with dream enactment. This case illustrates EPAP therapy may be an effective alternative therapy for nightmares in certain individuals with REM predominate sleep apnea....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510043

Carbon Dioxide Lingual Tonsil Reduction for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Feasibility Study

Andee Fontenot, BS, Stanley Yung Chuan Liu, MD, DDS and Karuna Dewan, MD, FACS

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: 2024/02/01

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by frequent episodes of upper airway collapse during sleep. The lingual tonsil, when hypertrophic, can contribute to airway obstruction. The purpose of this study was to establish the utility and safety of the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser for tonsillar reduction in the management of OSA....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510042

Association of Sleep Disturbances with the Development of Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review

Davide Negroni, Silvia Minozzi, Marien Gonzalez-Lorenzo, Gaetano Federico Fortuna, Letizia Mazzini and Alessandro Stecco

Article Type: Systematic Review | First Published: 2024/01/12

In 2015 the existence of a "Glymphatic" system in the brain was proposed and further confirmed by subsequent studies. This system is supposed to drain brain waste metabolites particularly during sleep, when it has been shown to increase its activity by about 90%. This system may slow its activity with advancing years; furthermore, in patients with sleep disturbance or Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) it could be significantly reduced. ...

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