Snoring Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Treatment Animation
Snoring and sleep apnea.In normal breathing, air enters the nostrils and goes through the throat and the tracheato the lungs. In people who snore this airway is partiallyobstructed by excess tissue of the throat, such as large tonsils, large soft palate ortongue. Another common cause of obstruction is the dropping of the tongue into the throatdue to over relaxation of tongue muscles during sleep. Air currents competing throughnarrow spaces in the throat cause the soft palate essentially a piece of soft tissuehanging in the throat to vibrate. This vibration is the source of the noise we hear when someoneis snoring.
Sleep apnea happens when the airway is completelyobstructed, no air can go through and the person stops breathing. This cessation ofbreathing triggers the brain to respond by waking up the person just enough to take abreath. This repeats itself again and again during the course of the night and may resultin sleep deprivation. Snoring and mild sleep apnea may be treatedwith a mandibular advancement device. This device is designed to move the lower jaw andthe tongue slightly forward and thus making the space in the back of the throat larger.
al Sleep Health Polysomnography Oregon Tech Online
MUSIC PLAYING Sleep is a giant mystery. We don't reallyknow why we sleep. No one really does. There are a lot of theoriesand they're all fascinating. Polysomnography is thetechnical recording of sleep.
We record thingslike muscle tone, EKG which is the heart rhythm,respiration, and oximetry which would be an indirectmeasure of the oxygen level in someone's blood. The field has really explodedover the last few decades, and so many of ourstudents are actually offered jobs in thesleep center where they're doing their alrotation before they even
graduate from the program. Patient interaction, that'sthe best part of the job. If you can kind of break theice and make it a little more comfortable for them,it makes it easier for them to go tosleep, and then it also makes it easierfor you your job done. But you definitely haveto be a night person, and we ask studentsthat right off the bat.
Show me why you thinkyou're a night person. Show me some evidence. OIT offers notjust a certificate, but also associate andbachelor's level degrees. So if this person wantsto progress forward from just doingpolysomnography at night, they're in a muchbetter position to become a manager of acenter, or doing daytime work
as a al sleep educator. And our alsleep health program is actually kind of thenext step after the PSG program for someonewho wants to move into a daytimeposition of some sort, usually involvingpatient education. Someone who isn't necessarilydoing sleep studies, but they work with peoplethat have sleep disorders.
You can be involved in theirongoing treatment of that sleep disorder and really helpthem change their lives, and we see that allthe time in this field.
Tonn Ostergard Truck Driver Appreciation Week Message
Good afternoon, this is Tonn Ostergard, Presidentand CEO of Crete Carrier Corporation. On behalf of our entire company I just want to say Thankyou. While this week is the traditional driver appreciation week as recognized by ATA, thereality of it is everyday is driver appreciation day at Crete Carrier. We take the month ofAugust and conduct a number of celebrations everyday and every Friday throughout the monthto honor our drivers, but on this occasion the week of driver appreciation recognizedby the industry I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you. I appreciate all you doto safety deliver our customers freight, and represent us the best trucking company inthe country. Thank you.