Category Archives: Dr. Halstrom News

World Sleep 2019 – VANCOUVER, BC

September 12th, 2019   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

World Sleep 2019 is a full scientific congress on sleep medicine and research taking place from September 20-25, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. Our sleep congresses bring sleep professionals from more than 75 countries together to advance sleep health worldwide. The congress will feature the most current, world-class scientific content in the field of sleep medicine […]

More Than 936 Million Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea Worldwide: The Lancet Publishes

August 20th, 2019   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Updated prevalence nearly 10 times greater than WHO’s 2007 estimate of more than 100 million Untreated obstructive sleep apnea can lead to “major neurocognitive and cardiovascular” conditions, as well as high economic and societal costs, study says ResMed-led analysis of data from 193 countries, using data from the World Health Organization, and United Nations World […]

Dr. Halstrom – NBC New York 1997 Interview – The Silencer

March 7th, 2019   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

After all these years Dr. Halstrom is still helping patients live a happier, healthier, and snore free life!    

Sleep apnea creates gaps in life memories.

February 6th, 2019   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre

People with sleep apnea struggle to remember details of memories from their own lives, putting them at risk of depression Public Release: 31-Jan-2019 RMIT University People with sleep apnoea struggle to remember details of memories from their own lives, potentially making them vulnerable to depression, new research has shown. Estimated to affect more than 936 […]

Kind words from a patient.

January 8th, 2019   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

I sincerely appreciate Mr. Harder taking the time to pen these kind words to share his story and experience with my father and his invention – The Silencer. Don Halstrom – Jan 8th, 2019 “When you speak to your father please convey my sincere appreciation to him for what this appliance has meant to my […]

The Risk of Gout Among Patients With Sleep Apnea: A Matched Cohort Study.

January 3rd, 2019   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Blagojevic-Bucknall M1, Mallen C1, Muller S1, Hayward R1, West S2, Choi H3, Roddy E1. Abstract CONCLUSION: In this study, patients with OSA continued to be at higher risk of developing gout beyond the first year following the diagnosis. Our results further indicate that peak incidences of gout vary according to BMI. OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea […]

Boy’s ADHD turns out to be exhaustion! Doctors say 8-year-old wrongly diagnosed with behavioral disorder was acting up because he was tired from sleep apnea.

November 30th, 2018   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Kian Yazdani, eight, from Vienna, Virginia, began having behavioral issues in the first grade. He was irritable, would have meltdowns, and had trouble concentrating, leaving doctors to conclude he had ADHD. His mother found an article which said some kids were misdiagnosed and were not getting enough sleep, resulting in behaviors that are similar to […]

It’s not just for kids — even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime.

September 25th, 2018   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Adults with varied sleep-wake times weigh more, have higher blood sugar, risk of disease September 21, 2018 Duke University Medical Center Summary: Researchers found people with irregular sleep patterns weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure, and a higher projected risk of having a heart attack or stroke within 10 years than those […]

Difficult-to-treat OSAS: Combined continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and mandibular advancement devices (MADs) therapy.

August 3rd, 2018   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Dr. Halstrom’s clinical experience with patients who wear both CPAP and an Oral Appliance is consistent with this recently published case presentation. BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and is characterized by recurrent episodes of partial or complete upper airway collapse during sleep with consequent oxygen desaturations and cardiovascular, neurological, and metabolic impairment. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: The […]

Impact of an oral appliance on obstructive sleep apnea severity, quality of life, and biomarkers.

April 17th, 2018   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Fernández-Julián E1, Pérez-Carbonell T1, Marco R2, Pellicer V1, Rodriguez-Borja E3, Marco J1. Abstract OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: To investigate outcomes including efficacy, quality of life, and levels of inflammatory markers of a mandibular advancement device (MAD) for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: Patients with apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 15/hr who only accepted MAD therapy (study group) or who refused any treatment (control group) […]