Video Highlights the Health Threats of Problem Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

April 29, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
A new video released on CNBC highlights the threat of problem snoring and obstructive sleep apnea to your health, and introduces the aveo Tongue Stabilizing Device, aveoTSD, as a uniquely simple and highly effective clinically proven treatment.

"There has been a substantial increase in the medical literature around sleep disordered breathing and the associated health threats, but this is not reaching the general public. So, the challenge for us has been to get people to recognize that snoring can not be ignored" says Hally Hofmeyr, CEO of Ethics International Inc., and "the video is as much about educating people about the health threats related to snoring as it is about discussing the very much undiscovered treatment, the aveo Tongue Stabilizing Device".

Snoring is simply considered a societal irritation that negatively impacts you and your partners sleep. Most people laugh it off or even deny that they snore. "So what?", is a common response from those who snore. Needless to say, snoring could very well be a health warning.

If you do snore, you could be suffering from a very serious medical problem called Obstructive Sleep Apnea, referred to as OSA. Approximately 80% of those who suffer from this life threatening medical condition are going undiagnosed.

Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when your airway narrows while you are sleeping to the point that you actually stop breathing. When breathing stops, your brain signals you to awaken, and gasping for air you start breathing again. This can happen anywhere from a few to dozens of times in an hour. Having these apnoeic events or even partial closing of the airway (hypopnea) starves your body of oxygen throughout the night, the time when the body is supposed to be regenerating itself.

If you are suffering from problem snoring or OSA, you can expect to be experiencing symptoms like; stop breathing episodes at night, morning headaches, chronic daytime fatigue, memory problems, night time reflux, or even repeated visits to the bathroom. If you or you partner are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should contact your doctor as your health may be at risk, to the point of being life threatening. "Severe sleep apnea could be a possible cause of death, and probably is", says Dr. David Barry, MD.

Medical studies are showing increased linkages between OSA and serious health risks, including diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke, cardiovascular disease and heart attacks, depression, dementia, chronic fatigue, and obesity. If you are suffering from problem snoring and/or sleep apnea, you are more prone to falling asleep while driving or operating heavy equipment which threatens your safety and the safety of others.

The treatments for problem snoring include surgery, oral appliance, and breathing machines, CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure). Although CPAP is considered the gold standard treatment, expense, discomfort, machine noise and lack of portability means many patients fail to fully comply with the treatment resulting in a return of sleep apnea symptoms, and related health issues. Recognised by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, oral appliances are considered effective alternative in treating snoring and mild to moderate OSA.
The aveo Tongue Stabilizing Device (aveoTSD) is an oral medical device that is not professionally fitted, but medical professional coaching is advised. This new inexpensive device simply attaches to the tongue holding it in a forward position during sleep. This keeps your airway while you are sleeping, effectively treating problem snoring and OSA. As Dr. Roger Bailey (BDS DMD) says in the video, "the results from this device have been nothing less than stellar".

Talk to your doctor about the aveoTSD. The device is available in the USA and Canada through or phone toll free 1-866-440-AVEO (2836)