Epilepsy and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Linked

A study conducted at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia sought to find out if there is a link between epilepsy and obstructive sleep apnoea. The team led by Prof Terry O’Brien did their study on a group of 87 people who have epilepsy. With this group they monitored and studied their sleep patterns. Up to 22% of the 87 people had disturbed breathing during their sleep. The breathing problems were severe enough to warrant seeking treatment.

Their conclusions were that people with epilepsy were at higher risk of having obstructive sleep apnoea. Epilepsy medication is also blamed due to the fact that the drugs promote weight gain which also increases the risk for sleep apnoea.

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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.