Can’t stop snoring? Your fat tongue might be to blame

boyA new cause of snoring, which for many people is a great annoyance, has been identifies by scientists. Scientists have discovered that the tongues of people who snore are extra large. It explains why large necks were blamed for snoring and other sleep disorders.

Obesity is well known to increase the risk of obstructive sleep apnoea. Now, scientists have further identified that being overweight will lead to fat deposition in the tongue. The fat at the base of the tongue prevents positioning of the tongue away from the airways. The result is blockage of the airways causing snoring. Tongue size can thus be evaluated when screening for sleep apnoea.

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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.