Do You Know Nutrition: Diet can affect sleep apnoea

If you think snoring is unrelated to what you eat, you may be wrong. Latest studies show that food intake can affect your risk for obstructive sleep apnoea. Obstructive sleep apnoea is a disorder that exists only during sleep and cannot be diagnosed while awake.

Apnoea is caused by accumulation of fat around the upper respiratory tract at the back of the throat. As muscle tone relaxes during sleep, the surplus fat falls back and chokes the airway, completely blocking intake of air to the lungs. The body's vital oxygen supply may be cut off for a full minute or more at a time.

Risk factors for this condition include hypertension, excessive alcohol, overuse of sedatives or tranquilizers, neck circumference, smoking, diabetes and metabolic disorders. Metabolic disorders result from too much intake of food.

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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.