Common Asthma Medication May Raise Sleep Apnoea Risk, Study Says

asthman inhalerIt has been discovered that asthma medication increases the risk for serious sleep problems. Sleep apnoea is characterized by periodical stops in breathing during sleep. The cause is blockage or collapse of the airways. It has been noted that breathing may stop for up to thirty times per hour.

The study indicates that asthma medication caused an increase in the risk of apnoea. Even though the link was established, the cause and effects of the association between corticosteroids and asthma needs to be investigated further. The corticosteroids studied are fluticasone (flonase), pulmicort, and budesonide. A larger study is required to further investigate the link.

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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.