Could A Low-Salt Diet Help Stop You Snoring? A New Study Suggests Excessive Salt Intake Contributes to Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

low saltA clinical study is being undertaken to determine if salt intake has any association with the severity of obstructive sleep apnoea. With OSA affecting one in every twenty adults, the findings from this study might have a significant impact in the prevention and control of this sleep disorder.

It is postulated that too much salt leads to the buildup of fluid and the narrowing of the airways causing obstruction especially when the patient is horizontal. The trial being undertaken at the Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil has recruited 54 OSA patients who will take a diaretic pill every day, switch to a low-salt diet, or have no treatment. After one week, the number of apnoeas the patients suffers will be compared.

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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.