Chronic Snoring or Sleep Apnoea?

stop smokingSnoring is a common problem among couples, because if one gets annoyed, one gets kicked out. However snoring is not a harmless symptom. Snoring may be a sign of a bigger problem - sleep apnoea. So how can you tell whether you or your loved one has sleep apnoea or just plain snoring? An article from shows how to do so and also features some changes you can make if you have the disorder.

  • Sleep apnoea disorder can occur at any age, but those at higher risk include middle or older age men, post-menopausal women and overweight people.

  • Sleep apnoea can cause hypertension, increased risk of stroke, diabetes and depression.

  • If left untreated it can lead to poor performance in everyday activities such as work and school and even cause motor vehicle accidents.  Lifestyle changes can help minimize the symptoms of sleep apnoea. Here are some tips to help reduce its severity.

  • Stop smoking. Tobacco smoking causes upper airway oedema or swelling which leads to more snoring and apnoea. 

  • Abstain from alcohol

  • Avoid sleeping pills. Sedatives have been found to worsen the apnoea

  • Change sleeping habits. Alter the position for sleeping and don’t sleep on your back. Raise the head of the bed by 4-6 inches. There are pillows designed to keep your head in the proper position during sleep.

  • Lose weight. Research confirms that weight excess increases the frequency per hour that apnoea occurs and the airflow to the lungs is curtailed.

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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.