Sleep Medicine Publications

Assessment of a Neck-Based Treatment and Monitoring Device for Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The objective of this study was to evaluated the accuracy and efficacy of a neck-worn device designed to limit supine sleep. The study included nightly measurements of snoring, sleep/wake, time supine, and the frequency and duration of feedback to monitor compliance. Thirty patients between ages 18 and 75 years, BMI ≤ 35 with an overall [...]

Assessment of a Neck-Based Treatment and Monitoring Device for Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea 2017-11-15T12:05:56-07:00

Capability of a neck worn device to measure sleep/wake, airway position, and differentiate benign snoring from obstructive sleep apnea

Abstract To evaluate the accuracy of a neck-worn device in measuring sleep/wake, detecting supine airway position, and using loud snoring to screen for obstructive sleep apnea. Study A included 20 subjects who wore the neck-device during polysomnography (PSG), with 31 records obtained from diagnostic and split-night studies. Study B included 24 community-based snorers studied in-home [...]

Capability of a neck worn device to measure sleep/wake, airway position, and differentiate benign snoring from obstructive sleep apnea 2017-11-15T12:05:57-07:00

Sleep Profiler Automated Sleep Staging compared to Manual Scoring

Download Full Article The objective of this study was to investigate the accuracy of an automated sleep-staging algorithm that is based on a single bipolar EEG signal. Three raters each manually scored the polysomnographic records from 44 patients referred for sleep evaluation. The mean positive percent agreement across subjects and stages was 72.6%, approximately [...]

Sleep Profiler Automated Sleep Staging compared to Manual Scoring 2017-11-15T12:05:58-07:00

Retrospective cross-validation of automated sleep staging using electroocular recording in patients with and without sleep disordered breathing

Download Full Article Abstract: Alterations of sleep duration and architecture have been associated with increased morbidity and mortality, and specifically linked to chronic cardiovascular disease and psychiatric disorders, such as type 2 diabetes or depression. Measurement of sleep quality to assist in the diagnosis or treatment of these diseases is not routinely performed due [...]

Retrospective cross-validation of automated sleep staging using electroocular recording in patients with and without sleep disordered breathing 2017-11-15T12:06:02-07:00

Treatment outcomes of mandibular advancement devices in positional and nonpositional OSA patients.

Download Full Article OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate treatment outcome of mandibular advancement devices (MADs) for positional and nonpositional obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). STUDY DESIGN: Forty-two positional (supine apnea-hypopnea index [AHI] > or = 2 times lateral AHI) and 30 nonpositional (supine AHI < 2 times lateral AHI) OSA patients [...]

Treatment outcomes of mandibular advancement devices in positional and nonpositional OSA patients. 2017-11-15T12:06:03-07:00

Initial Evaluation of a Titration Appliance for Temporary Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Download Full Article Abstract: Custom oral appliances that adjustably advance the mandible provide superior outcomes when treating patients with moderate or severe sleep apnea. Custom appliances, however, are expensive, must be fitted by a dentist, and the likelihood of successful outcomes are difficult to predict. An inexpensive trial appliance, if proven efficacious, might be [...]

Initial Evaluation of a Titration Appliance for Temporary Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea 2017-11-15T12:06:05-07:00