Health Checkup: Snoring is a Symphony of Restricted Airflow
Sleep is extremely important. During sleep the body is able to rest and it is a restorative process. However, for many people sleep is associated with snoring which can severely affect sleep quality and sleep quantity where episodes of wakefulness are noted. Snoring is caused by vibration of tissue behind the throat often cause by:
· A large tongue
· Enlarged tonsils and uvula
· Narrowed airways
· Excess body weight
· Deviated nasal septum
· Tension of muscles around the airways
Snoring is a precursor to obstructive sleep apnoea which is serious health condition. It is estimated that about 50% of habitual snorers suffer from 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.
The Somnowell mandibular advancement appliance is also recommended by:
- Sleep Centres
- ENT Surgeons, Sleep Physicians, Respiratory, Physicians
- Orthodontists, Dentists
- General Medical Practitioners