Dangers of Sleep Apnoea on Your Heart

heart rateA recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has shed light on the very high risk of sudden cardiac death associated with obstructive sleep apnoea. Their findings were that a drop of blood oxygen to 78% increases the risk of sudden cardiac death by up to 80%.

The study was undertaken with approximately 11,000 patients over a five year period. Dr. Apoor S. Gami, a cardiologist and lead author, reports that 142 patients suffered sudden cardiac death. He outlined the independent risk factors for sudden cardiac death as 20 or more apnoea episodes in an hour, being 60 years old and over, and lastly blood oxygen saturation falling below 78%.

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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.