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Advancements in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Webinar Recording (11/8/2021)

Author: Michael Layland, MD - Otolaryngologist

The video below is a recording of a webinar presented by Dr. Michael Layland on November 8, 2021. Dr. Layland is an otolaryngologist at the Ear Nose & Throat Center and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He explained how Inspire Therapy works, the procedure, clinical results, coverage, and

Sleep Disorders in Adults with Down Syndrome

Author: Gimenez, Altuna, Blessing, Osorio, & Fortea - Journal of Clinical Medicine (2021)

Abstract: Sleep disorders, despite being very frequent in adults with Down syndrome (DS), are often overlooked due to a lack of awareness by families and physicians and the absence of specific clinical sleep guidelines. Untreated sleep disorders have a negative impact on physical and mental health,

Addressing Challenges with Falling or Staying Asleep

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Adult Down Syndrome Center

We frequently receive questions about sleep. Individuals with Down syndrome and/or their families report that they have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. In this article, we will share strategies to help individuals with Down syndrome: fall asleep, avoid waking up in the middle of the nig

Sleep in Adolescents and Adults with Down Syndrome Webinar Slides (8/4/2020)

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L

This document contains the slides from the webinar on Sleep in Adolescents and Adults with Down Syndrome presented by Brian Chicoine, MD and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L on August 4, 2020.

Sleep in Adolescents and Adults with Down Syndrome Webinar (8/4/2020)

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Webinar

The video below is a recording of a webinar presented by Brian Chicoine, MD and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L on August 4, 2020. Dr. Chicoine is the co-founder and medical director of the Adult Down Syndrome Center in Park Ridge, IL. Dr. Frank is the occupational therapist at the Center. In this presentat

Ways to Get Good Sleep

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This visual shares things you can do to promote good sleep habits.

Going to Get My Sleep Mask

Author: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

This is a visual explanation of the process of getting a sleep mask.

Going for a Sleep Study

Author: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

This is a visual explanation of the process of getting a sleep study done.

Ways to Sleep Better

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This visual provides tips about how to sleep better.

Preventing Sleep Apnea

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

We received a question from an individual in Switzerland about preventing sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when air is not passed normally in and out of the lungs while sleeping. There are three types of sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea – the airway closes when the person is breathing i

Overcoming Sleep Apnea

Author: Matthew Balog, MPH, CCSH, RPSGT - Advocate Children's Hospital

The video below is a recording of a presentation from the Adult Down Syndrome Center's Healthy Me, Healthy You, Healthy Us Conference held on April 6, 2019. The presentation features Matthew Balog, a pediatric clinical sleep educator at Advocate Children's Hospital, and Joey Morton,

Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation in Three Adults with Down Syndrome and Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Author: Li, Boon, Ishman, & Suuma - The Laryngoscope (2018)

Abstract We present three adults with Down syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treated with hypoglossal nerve stimulation. The average age of these three males was 37.3 years. All patients had severe OSA on polysomnography. Postimplantation titration sleep studies exhibited residual OSA accor

CPAP and its Usage

Author: Shweta Gandhi, DO - Family Medicine Resident, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Individuals with Down syndrome are more susceptible to obstructive sleep apnea. Their upper airways are usually smaller because of a larger tongue and smaller maxilla (upper jaw). Other factors can contribute to a narrower airway passage such as lower muscle tone, obesity, enlarged tonsils, and hypo

How to Use a CPAP Machine Video

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center - Video

Sleep apnea is more common in people with Down syndrome and occurs when there are pauses in a person's breathing while sleeping. One of the treatments for sleep apnea is using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to make sure that oxygen gets to a person's lungs when

Sleep Hygiene

Author: Chris Molitor, MD - Family Medicine Resident, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Technology and handheld gadgets have become an everyday part of our lives. Flat-screen TVs, iPads, Netflix, smart phones, and Kindle e-readers are common devices many people use and enjoy in their spare time. However, you may not realize that these devices, especially when used before bed, can make

Good Sleep for Good Health

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Important Aspects of Sleep Hygiene Routine Regular sleeping hours Disturbance-free sleeping quarters Regular exercise and activities Good sleep is important for good health. Sleep hygiene is an important part of good sleeping. 7-8 hours of sleep per night is a good guide but some people need more. A

Sleep Apnea

Author: Paula Cho - Fourth Year Medical Student

In order to understand what sleep apnea is, it is important to know what normal sleep is. Normal, uninterrupted sleep consists of a cyclic pattern alternating between rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-rapid eye movement (non-REM) sleep. REM sleep is also called dream sleep. During REM sleep, th

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