Category Archives: Education Centre

Sleep Apnea & Cancer Risk?

May 2nd, 2013   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre

From the Deccan Chronicle: A new study has found a significant positive association between long sleep duration and the development of colorectal cancer, especially among individuals who are overweight or snore regularly. The results raise the possibility that obstructive sleep apnea may contribute to cancer risk. “Our current study adds to the very limited literature […]

Sleep Apnea & Snoring – Webinar

April 23rd, 2013   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

We will be running a Free Webinar on Wednesday evening May 8th, 2013 – 7 PM PST  Please provide us your contact information and indicate your desire to register and we will send you the Webinar Link.  During this presentation we will discuss causes and treatments for snoring and sleep apnea, and answer any questions […]

Snore Owl – working at night while you sleep!

April 10th, 2013   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

People have asked why the name Snore Owl? For those who are battling every night with the sound of snoring, we wanted to create an identifiable character that they can count on to be working every night, and all night to silence the hideous sound of snoring.  This is a truly wonderful and effective consumer […]

New Online Sleep Disorders Guide for Physicians Launches Today

April 2nd, 2013   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Just reviewed the National Sleep Foundations new online guide, very good! Easy read, nice presentation. http://sleepdisorders.sleepfoundation.org/

Just Snoring? The simple and inexpensive Snore Owl Could Be For You!

January 16th, 2013   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

For some of you, a professional level therapy for sleep apnea and snoring may not be what you are looking for.  Dr. Halstrom invented the Snore Owl to address the needs of the snorer and sleep partner when they are looking for a simple, inexpensive, home fit, and effective solution to snoring.  Visit our web […]

Insurance Coverage Improving

January 16th, 2013   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Both in the United States and Canada insurance coverage for oral appliance therapy continues to improve.  Many extended medical plans within Canada provide coverage.  Our patients routinely are able to obtain coverage for the majority of the fees associated with Dr. Halstrom’s oral appliance The Silencer.  A very important point to consider when choosing an […]

Snore Owl – a simple, self fit, and inexpensive snoring solution.

December 4th, 2012   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

When snoring rather than sleep apnea is the problem, the Snore Owl offers simple, effective, and guaranteed results. Web Link to Snore Owl – stop the snoring! Dr. Halstrom speaks about the Snore Owl: “The principle of opening the breathing tube by moving the lower jaw forward is as old as Florence Nightingale. Whether as […]

OSA & Bipolar Disorder

September 9th, 2012   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, Uncategorized

Around half of overweight patients with bipolar I disorder (BD I) are at high risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), US study results suggest. Considering the substantial overlap between symptoms of OSA and symptoms of depression and the potentially harmful effects of sleep disruption in patients with mood disorders, a systematic screening to assess […]

50% of Women may have sleep apnea!

August 23rd, 2012   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

(HealthDay News) – Half of adult women aged 20–70 years may have obstructive sleep apnea, which correlates with age, obesity, and hypertension. Karl A. Franklin, MD, PhD, from Umeå University in Sweden, and colleagues examined the frequency of sleep apnea among women in the general population using data from 400 women from a population-based random […]

Sleep Apnea & Dementia

August 15th, 2012   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, Uncategorized

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association supported this conclusion. Kristine Yaffe, a professor of psychiatry at the University of California-San Francisco, led a study that recruited nearly 300 elderly women who were mentally and physically fit. The average age of the subjects in the study was 82. Each woman spent […]