Cardio-Respiratory Coordination Increases during Sleep Apnoea

heartFrequent apnoea and hypopnoea events during the night for sleep apnoea patients increase the risk of metabolic disorders and cardiovascular diseases. A study was undertaken with 27 males who suffered from obstructive sleep apnoea. To detect cardiorespiratory coordination, a coordigram was used to detect and measure the temporal distance between a respiratory onset and the cardiac onsets in the preceding and following respiratory cycle.

It was found that cardiorespiratory coordination occurs both in resting conditions and under situations of high autonomic stress at the end of apnoeic and hypopnoeic events. The coordigram was a novel tool that carried advantages in the assessment of cardiorespiratory coordination.

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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.