Increased Prevalence of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Adults

obese manSleep disordered breathing is a common problem among adults and is associated with a number of harmful conditions. The major cause of sleep disordered breathing is obesity and the obesity epidemic in the world today reflects the scale of the sleep problem.

Prevalence of sleeping disorders was contracted between the periods of 1988 to 1994 and 2007 to 2010 using data from an ongoing community based study at the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study. The participants in the study were observed and tested at four year intervals. The prevalence rate was calculated as a function of age, sex and body mass index. It was noted that prevalence rates increased substantially over the last two decades.

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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.