5 Areas of Brain Damage Caused By Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

memoryDr. Roland Harper, a distinguished professor of neurobiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine of UCLA, has confirmed that untreated obstructive sleep apnoea causes significant brain damage. Repeated apnoea episodes lead to low oxygen levels to the brain damaging specific areas of the brain.

Brain damage caused by untreated OSA can be seen in the right insular cortex responsible for pain and barofeflexes, the vetrolateral medulla which controls breathing and blood pressure, the cerebellum that controls motor and vascular activity, the mammary bodies which grow smaller in OSA patients leading to memory loss, and finally damage to the hippocampus will affects both short term and long-term memory.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.