Facial Structure of Asians Putting Them at Risk of Sleep Apnoea

indianSleep experts have discovered that Asians are most likely to suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea when compared to Caucasians due to notable differences in facial structures. Dr. Vikas Agrawal explains that Indians have flat faces and the chin is not protruded which results in the tongue pressing the back of the throat.

Dr. Agrawal, a snoring and sleep apnoea surgeon displayed the TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) in treatment of sleep apnoea. The latest robotic technique has been shown to be effective as opposed to CPAP which not as effective among Asians. TORS is effective since it is a one-time treatment for OSA and uses extreme precision of robotic arms to resect the obstruction at the base tongue which is difficult to reach and operate.

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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.