Category Archives: Education Centre

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) […]

Happy Sleep Apnea Patient

July 12th, 2017   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

With thousands of happy patients we sometimes get complacent about the tremendous positive affect that we have on our patients lives.  Having worked with my father Dr. Halstrom now since the early 1990’s the number of snoring and sleep apnea stories just keeps getting bigger.  I am always proud to publish our patients comments, and […]

Improving Insurance Coverage

March 24th, 2017   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Over the past twenty five years we have seen insurance reimbursement through Extended Health Benefits providers continue to improve.  Managing the “Pre-Authorization” submission is something we routinely assist potential patients following a consultation.

Congressman files resolution supporting veterans with PTSD – Sleep Apnea

February 1st, 2017   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Sam Graves reintroduces resolution addressing cases of sleep apnea. U.S. Representative Sam Graves introduced a resolution designed to help combat high rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other complications facing U.S. veterans. H.Res. 46 addresses the connection between PTSD and sleep apnea, which can lead to a host of other health issues for returning […]

Efficacy versus Effectiveness in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: CPAP and Oral Appliances

January 7th, 2017   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Efficacy versus Effectiveness in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: CPAP and Oral Appliances 1Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; 2Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia ABSTRACT Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic disorder and effective long-term […]

Asleep At The Wheel: Drowsy Driving As A Public Health Crisis

May 14th, 2016   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

May 13, 2016 | 5:42 PM | Richard Knox of WUBR 90.9 – Boston It’s midafternoon and I’m fighting to keep my eyes open. It’s a matter of life and death. That’s because I’m northbound on I-93, going 65 miles an hour — with many cars passing me. Once or twice on the monotonous two-hour […]

Kelowna Clinic Day

May 14th, 2016   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Dr. Halstrom in Kelowna today – over seven years of seeing patients in this beautiful community.