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 are
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 a
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 force
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,
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 asked
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 index
SLEEP APNEA AVOIDANCE PILLOW EFFECTS ON OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA SYNDROME AND SNORING
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The study was performed to determine the ability of a new inclined pillow to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. The Sona Pillow ® is a triangular pillow with space to place your arm under the head while sleeping on the side. Twenty two patients who were already being followed at our sleep lab for proven obstructive sleep apnea syndrome with nocturnal polysomnogram were included in this study, all these patients had a second attended nocturnal polysomnogram performed while utilizing this specific inclined pillow. The pillow was found to be an effective and easily employable treatment for mild (RDI 5-19) and moderate (RDI 20-40) obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.
Conclusion: The Sona Pillow ® is an effective treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
Key words: apnea treatment, snoring, pillow, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
Snoring and Sleep Apnea The Sona Pillow® in the double-blind study published in Breathing and Sleep Medical Journal showed it corrected both mild and moderate sleep apnea and snoring. Snoring is a tell tale sign of predisposition and or underlying sleep apnea. Snoring occurs primarily because the jaw moves back in causing constriction in the back