Anti-Aging Indicative factors of early facial aging in mouth breathing adults Abstract BACKGROUND: Early facial aging in mouth breathing adults. AIM: To verify the presence of indicative factors of early facial aging and to characterize the measurements of the projection of the nasogeniane fold to the tragus and of the face width in mouth andContinue reading »
Abstract BACKGROUND: This is a tribute to Dr. Samuel J. Stegman who in 1987 described “Sleep Creases.” His awareness of these lines has helped us understand the anatomy of the underlying superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS). OBJECTIVE: To expand upon the clinical description and the anatomical basis of sleep lines. METHOD: A pillow or hand testContinue reading »
Wrinkles are just one indicator of facial aging, but an indicator that is of prime importance in our world of facial aesthetics. Wrinkles occur where fault lines develop in aging skin. Those fault lines may be due to skin distortion resulting from facial expression or may be due to skin distortion from mechanical compression during sleep. Expression wrinkles and sleep wrinkles differ in etiology, location, and anatomical pattern. Compression, shear, and stress forces act on the face in lateral or prone sleep positions. We review the literature relating to the development of wrinkles and the biomechanical changes that occur in response to intrinsic and extrinsic influences. We explore the possibility that compression during sleep not only results in wrinkles but may also contribute to facial skin expansion.
Abstract Plastic surgery must achieve the best cosmetic results, and it helps to consider certain skin lines. Aging and scars can cause the face to become lined, and we have noticed various facial lines among patients or their relations who have come to our outpatient clinic. These lines are sometimes single and there areContinue reading »
Anti-Wrinkle Abstract OBJECTIVE: The study addressed the influence of sleep as an important but overlooked contributory factor to the formation and progression of facial wrinkles and an alternative pillow was designed to reduce them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen healthy young participants of both sexes (aged 26-42 years) volunteered for this study. We used aContinue reading »
The Top Tips for Better Sleep Everyone has a friend or a family member with sleep issues. If you are one of the many millions who wished for a more restful night, then know the issue already starts with the wrong idea of how many hours of sleep we need; as a result we forceContinue reading »
Soothing sounds from the Sona Pillow® O, the pillow has a space for a wireless blue tooth speaker for use with sleep app promoting restful sound and relaxation techniques. The base of the pillow is made with an indentation for a BlueTooth speaker. Soothe yourself to sleep. Do you enjoy listening to music, tv shows, movies,Continue reading »
Position therapy plays a role in treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether position therapy using a head-positioning pillow (HPP) could reduce snoring sounds in patients with mild-to-moderate positionalOSAS, taking into account the potential confounding effects of body weight. A total of 25 adults with positional OSAS (apnea-hypopnea index [AHI]supine:AHInon-supine ≥ 2) were prospectively enrolled. Patients were askedContinue reading »
POSITIONAL THERAPY Ravesloot MJL, Benoist L, van Maanen P, de Vries N. Abstract If untreated, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) develops as a gradual progressive disease. In the early stage of the disease most patients with OSA are positional. The archetypical patient might progress from simple positional snoring via positional early-stage mild disease to less positional moderate and finally nonpositional severe OSA. At first, the apnea-hypopnea indexContinue reading »
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