Hippocampal Hypertrophy and Sleep Apnoea: A Role for the Ischemic Preconditioning?
Sleep apnoea may be central or obstructive. Whatever the cause, the brain always affects breathing and how it pauses during sleep. Several studies point out that sleep apnoea can cause intermittent hypoxia and sleep fragmentation which can affect the processes in the hippocampus of the brain. In this study, the results of a cross-sectional study of 32 patients with mixed severity OSA and 32 non-apnoeic matched controls was discussed. Inferential analysis showed bilateral enlargement of hippocampi in the OSA group. Conversely, a trend for smaller thalami in the OSA group was noted.
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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.
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