The Anatomy of Sleep Apnoea

sleepingIt is important that people who suffer from sleep apnoea to learn the anatomy and the factors that contribute to the disorder. Learning about the factors that are within and beyond the control of the individual will be important in the management of sleep apnoea.

Sleep apnoea is caused by the collapse of the tissues of the upper airways. The soft tissues of the adenoids, tongue, tonsils, and palate will relax and fall back into the airway temporarily closing the upper airways. Obesity will lead to worsening of the condition due to continued deposition of fat around the airway. Anatomical causes of sleep apnoea are corrected through surgery.

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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.