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Mattress Coil Spring Fatigue and Support: A Potential Association with Spine Stiffness and Pain

Prolong mattress use compresses the metal coil springs which may ultimately result in a compromised sleeping surface. This coil spring metal fatigue can result in spinal pain and stiffness. The purpose of this study was to compare the amount of metal fatigue of used mattress coil springs from the areas bearing greatest body weight versus areas subjected to little compression to ascertain the. Six weight bearing coil springs (WBS) were extracted from the center the used (range 8-10 yr.) mattresses (N=32) and six non-weight bearing coil springs (NWBS) were extracted from the head/foot are of the same mattresses. To determine spring weakness a special frame and platform was constructed to compare unloaded spring height with compression distance height following placement of a 1,296 g ingot on the platform. Also, a pressure gauge was used to measure the amount of pressure required to compress the coil springs a distance of 2 cm. Comparison between WBS and NWBS data were statistically treated using independent t-tests and a one-way ANOVA. There were no significant group differences in weight or height in unloaded coils. However, there were significant (p<0.05) differences in coil spring compression distance under load (WBS = 2.78 ± 0.34 cm; NWBS = 1.52 ± 0.39 cm) and force gauge compression (WBS = 1090.51 ± 88.42 g; NWBS = 1213.12 ± 71.38 g) between groups. While manufacturers’ recommendations to replace a mattress is ranges between 8 and 10 yrs., these results indicate that coil spring weakness may occur before 8 yrs. of use. Weak springs leads to loss of weight bearing capacity of the mattress thereby resulting in sagging upon use. Such sagging which may compromise sleep posture with accompanying back pain and poor sleep quality and quantity.
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Case Report: Severe Sequelae of Sleep Disorders

We report 2 cases of severe injuries in patients with sleep disorders. The first patient sustained multiple orthopedic traumas as sequelae of REM sleep behavior disorders (RBD). The second patient sustained a severe TBI as a result of restless legs syndrome (RLS). To our knowledge, there are only 2 reported cases of severe orthopedic traumas (cervical spine fractures) as a result of RBD and no reported cases of severe TBI from RLS.
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To Evaluate the Efficacy of Ultrasound Guided Distraction Osteogenesis by Evaluating Qualitative Estimation of Bone Fill at Regeneration site and Management of Severe Mandibular Hypoplasia Secondary to Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: A Case Report

Distraction Osteogenesis (DO) is an established method for correction of developmental anomaly of the facial skeleton. The early beginning of urgent surgical corrections are allowed in smaller age as even small children suffering from bilateral severe mandibular deficiency who are often associated with breathing and swallowing disorder caused by glossoptosis.
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Night Shift Work and Weight Gain among Female Filipino Nurses

There are increasing numbers of overweight and obese nurses working the night shift. The purpose of this correlational and cross-sectional study was to determine if there are statistically significant associations between insufficient sleep, abnormal eating patterns, working 12-hour shifts, years of working night shift, age, stress, marital status, nursing units, decreased physical activity, and level of weight gain among female Filipino nurses working the night shift in the hospital. The theoretical foundation of this study was locate evidence, evaluate evidence, assess evidence, and informed decision model. An online survey through Survey Monkey was used to access nurses via a convenient sampling. Data were analyzed using Spearman correlation, multiple regression, and ANOVA. According to study findings, there were significant associations between insufficient sleep, abnormal eating patterns, marital status, 12-hour shifts, number of years working on night shift, and increased in body mass index. The implications for social change include information that nurses can use to better understand the negative implications of night shift work on health. At the organizational level, this study provides information for administrators and nursing leaders that might facilitate change in policies by improving working conditions for nurses.
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Right-Side Sleeping Position Prevents Sudden Infant Death Syndrome a Literature Review

Studies showed that sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has association with sleeping positions. Up-to-date no study explained how could they prevent it.
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Predictors of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk among Blacks with Metabolic Syndrome

Identification of risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is important to enable comprehensive intervention to reduce OSA-related cardiovascular disease (CVD). The metabolic syndrome outcome study (MetSO) provides a unique opportunity to address these factors. This study investigated risk of OSA among blacks with metabolic syndrome.
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Missing Breakfast, Sleep and Exercise: Are You Skipping Out Years of Life

People who regularly have breakfast are a third less likely at risk, of being obese than those who are breakfast skippers. The study aims to find the relationship between breakfast and sleeping habits with adiposity among medical students.
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Treatments for Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, affects about 10-20% of children in the UK and about 1-3% of adults [1]. The incidence of atopic dermatitis has increased as much as 3 fold in the past 40 years
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Editorial Board Members Related to Sleep

Giuseppe Lanza

Department of Neurology
University of Catania
Italy

Mohammad Waheed El-Anwar

Assistant Professor
Department of otorhinolaryngology
Zagazig University
Egypt

Nicole Lovato

Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health: A Flinders Centre of Research Excellence
College of Medicine and Public Health
Flinders Universitybr/> Australia

Maged A. Tanios

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine
UCLA
USA

Mohammad Waheed El-Anwar

Assistant Professor
Department of otorhinolaryngology
Zagazig University
Egypt

Roy G Beran

Professor
Department of Neurology
University of New South Wales
Australia

ADRIAN M. BARANCHUK

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
Queen’s University
Canada

Nevin Fayez Wanis Zaki

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry & Consultant psychiatrist
Mansoura University Hospitals
Egypt

Arcady Putilov

Chief Researcher
Research Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Russia

Nevin Fayez Wanis Zaki

Assistant Professor & Consultant psychiatrist
Faculty of Medicine
Mansoura University
Egypt
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